Rating: R for a scene of sexuality/nudity
What it's about: Assorted family members and hangers-on have a tug-of-war for the affections and legacy of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.
The kid attractor factor: It's easier and a lot quicker than reading War and Peace.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Sometimes, there are two sides to an argument and both are right.
Language: Lyrical and pretty clean
Sex: Frisky seniors leave the down-and-dirty stuff to free-spirited youngsters.
Parents' advisory: A single somewhat-discrete sex scene should not scare parents or teachers away from a first-rate film biography. Suitable for 13-and-up.