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‘American Animals’ tells true story of university heist

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    Evan Peters, from left, Jared Abrahamson, Blake Jenner and Barry Keoghan star in “American Animals.”

“AMERICAN ANIMALS”

>> Rated: R for language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material

>> What it’s about: The true story of a group of college kids who plan a heist to steal rare books from a university library

>> The kid attractor factor: Some teens may be drawn to the young cast: Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, etc.

>> Good lessons/bad lessons: Consider deeply why you’re making the choices that you are — everything has consequences

>> Violence: An attack with a Taser on an older woman

>> Language: Swearing throughout

>> Sexuality: Some brief nudity but not graphic

>> Drugs: Marijuana

>> Parents advisory: A good kids gone wrong story with adult themes — appropriate for teens but not kids

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