Not recommended under 10; parental guidance 10 to 12, due to scenes of sports violence and injury, and lack of interest for young viewers
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|Children under 10||Not recommended due to scenes of sports violence and injury, and lack of interest for young viewers|
|Children aged 10 to 12||Parental guidance recommended due to scenes of sports violence and injury|
|Children aged 12 and over||OK for this age group|
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:||Chasing Great|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Chasing Great is a biographical documentary that tells the story of the rise to fame of New Zealand’s All Black rugby captain Richie McCaw. At the age of 34 Richie decided to retire at the end of the 2015 season, but wanted to go out with a bang by winning back-to-back World Cups, a feat that no team or captain had every achieved.
The documentary follows Richie through his final season as captain of the All Blacks, as well as providing a personal insight into Richie’s private life from growing up on a small town farm in New Zealand surrounded by family, then being sent to boarding school, winning a place on the All Blacks team, and finally becoming their captain.
The film provides anecdotes and reflections from family, friends and past coaches as well as depicting Richie’s struggle to cope with World Cup losses and how his response to personal failure made him stronger.
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.
Sport and competition; fame; coping with failure
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 some violence in this movie 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.
In one scene we hear Richie talking about the loneliness of boarding school and wanting to go home.
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 further 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
Nothing of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
Nothing of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Chasing Great is an insightful documentary about an individual’s drive to succeed, and the personal challenges and pressures he had to overcome in order to be the captain of the All Blacks Rugby Team.
The film is full of positive life messages for everyone, not just sports players and fans. Rugby fans of all ages are likely to find the film entertaining and interesting but the film is likely to lack interest for younger children who may also be upset by the scenes of injury on the rugby field. It is therefore not recommended for children under 10, with parental guidance recommended for the 10 to 13 age group.
The main messages from this movie are:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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