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‘Family’ expands ‘Madea’ franchise

Fri., Sept. 2, 2011

Available this week on DVD:

“Madea’s Big Happy Family”: Madea (Tyler Perry) jumps into action when her niece, Shirley (Loretta Divine), receives distressing news about her health. (1:45; PG-13 for drug content, language and some mature thematic material)

“In a Better World”: An extraordinary but risky friendship takes root as the lives of two Danish families cross each other in this Oscar winner for best foreign film. (1:59; R for violent and disturbing content some involving preteens, and for language)

“Prom”: Several intersecting stories unfold as a group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom. (1:43; PG for mild language and a brief fight)

“Skateland”: Events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a new way in small-town Texas in the early ’80s. (1:25; PG-13 for violence, some sexuality, language, substance abuse and smoking involving teens)

Also available: “Wrecked,” “Forks Over Knives,” “Bereavement”


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