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Family Filmgoer

Ages 6 and older

The Croods (98 min., PG) A feature-length cartoon about a family that’s paleolithic but sitcom-modern. The Croods manage to survive various calamities — earthquakes, meteorites, eruptions, avalanches, as well as their encounters with enormous tropical plants and huge creatures with teeth — from land-lubber whales with feet to saber-tooth tigers. The Croods sometimes disappear into the dust, fog, and smoke of one catastrophe or another, but they always reappear. Seeing the film in 2-D rather than 3-D would be less intense. The script includes very mild sexual innuendo. A character wishes openly for his mother-in-law’s demise.

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