"The Three Stooges"...Definitely A Success!
As a former Teacher of young children and a Stooges fan, I endorse this movie for parents, grandparents, and children.
As Mr. Anderson points out, the Stooges do agree to assist in a man's death--what he didn't mention is that the Stooges initially refuse flat-out and are only persuaded when the man lies to them and tells them he has a medical condition that will cause him horrible pain and suffering; that this would be an act of mercy.
For audiences in their teen years or older, this might actually be a gentle, nonthreatening way to bring up opinions on the "right to die" with your children. Nobody wants to think about death, but this is a topic that merits discussion, and families should know, not guess at, what their loved ones would want.
Younger audiences will likely only see that the Stooges are being duped...again.
There is no foul language, and at the end the Farrelly Brothers include an explanation of how the special effects and visual tricks in the movie are accomplished and a warning NEVER to hit others with hammers or poke them in the eyes.
I am recommending this for audiences 8 and up, but if the kid wants to see it, I think one could go a bit lower.
There is some violence in this film (It's The Three Stooges!) but there is also a great deal of love. For instance, when the Stooges are children at the Orphanage, Moe is about to be adopted by a wealthy couple who can offer him a better life, but he won't go without Larry and Curley.
Go see this movie! You will be pleasantly surprised.