Not recommended under 14 due to story and themes more suited to older viewers.
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|Children under 14||Not recommended due to themes more suited to older viewers|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Aloha|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Aloha is the story of Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper), a former air force pilot who has begun working as a defense contractor after suffering a physical injury while in Afghanistan on business.
Having not been to Hawaii for several years, Brian travels back there at the request of his boss, Carson Welch (Bill Murray). In an awkward turn of events, his pilot is John ‘Woody’ Woodside (John Krasinski), the man who is now married to Brian’s ex-girlfriend Tracy (Rachel McAdams). While in Hawaii, Brian also meets Alison Ng (Emma Stone), a fiery and enthusiastic air force pilot with a bright future.
What unfolds is a complicated story of romance, truth and betrayal – Brian and Alison develop strong feelings for one another, Carson is recognised as a morally bankrupt individual who is on a mission for power and financial gain, and Brian discovers that he is the father of Tracy’s twelve-year-old daughter.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Relationships and break-ups; war and conflict, redemption; personal growth
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is minimal violence within the film, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Nothing of concern
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Nothing of concern
There is some product placement, including:
There are mild sexual references, including:
There is mild sexual activity and partial nudity, including:
There is mild use of substances, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Aloha is a romantic comedy-drama about love, redemption and taking chances. It follows Brian as he learns to forgive himself for his past indiscretions, and allows himself to fall in love all over again with the woman of his dreams – someone who challenges him to improve himself and strive to be better. The film highlights the rewards of taking a chance with other people and new experiences, whilst also remaining cautious at times about the motivations of those who seek power and authority. Although there is little in the film to disturb young children, the story and themes make it more suited to older viewers, so it is not recommended for children under 14.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age