Not recommended under 12, PG to 15 due to themes and sexual references
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to themes and sexual references.|
|Children aged 12-15||Parental guidance due to themes and sexual references.|
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:||City of Your Final Destination|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Omar Razaghi (Omar Metwally) is a Kansas University doctoral student who has a grant to write the biography of Jules Gund - a Latin American author of some fame who committed suicide. Omar’s academic and financial future depend on him writing the biography, but the executors of Gund’s estate, his brother Adam (Anthony Hopkins), widow Caroline (Laura Linney) and mistress Arden Langdon (Charlotte Gainsbourg) have refused permission.
Urged on by his strong willed girlfriend Deirdre (Alexandra Maria Lara), Omar travels to Gund’s large but dilapidated estate in Uruguay in hope of convincing the executors to change their minds. Once in Uruguay, he encounters unexpected adventures and life changing events.
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; a homosexual relationship between an adult man and a boy; suicide
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.
The City of Your Final Destination contains infrequent violence. Examples include:
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 eight, 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.
No additional scenes of concern
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.
No additional scenes 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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
None of concern
City of Your Final Destination is a romantic drama, based on a novel by Peter Cameron, with a strong cast. It is a long and slow moving film and may lack interest for children. Its themes make it unsuitable for children under 12.
The main messages from this movie are:
Values that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include love and selflessness. Both Adam and Pete demonstrated love and selflessness by placing each other’s welfare and happiness above their own personal needs. Omar discovered that his love for Arden was more important than his career and financial security and sacrificed both in order to be with her.
Parents may also wish to discuss the questions raised by the long term relationship between Adam and the much younger Pete which appears to have started when Pete was a boy.
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