Not recommended under 15 due to crude humour, sexual references, violence and coarse language
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to crude humour, sexual references, violence and coarse language|
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:||Dumb and Dumber to|
|Consumer advice lines:||Crude and sexual references, violence, coarse language and drug references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Dumb and Dumber To is a sequel to the 1994 American comedy, Dumb and Dumber. It follows Lloyd (Jim Carey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels), two friends who have not seen each other in decades. Lloyd has been in an assisted care facility, as part of a prank on his friend Harry, who has remained loyal throughout the years. Harry informs Lloyd that he is suffering from a medical condition and will require a kidney transplant to survive. The two eventually discover a postcard sent in1991 by a woman that Harry had a relationship with, stating that she was pregnant and has had a daughter. After contacting the woman, the two learn that Harry’s daughter Fanny (Rachel Melvin) was put up for adoption and they set out on a long journey to find her.
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.
Friendship; relationships and family; betrayal; secrecy and facades; illness
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.
Children in this age group are likely to be disturbed by the above-mentioned violence
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 violence
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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the violence shown
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:
The film contains considerable sexual innuendo and crude humour, including:
The film contains mild sexual activity and partial nudity, including:
The film contains mild references to substance use, including:
The film contains infrequent coarse language, including:
Dumb and Dumber to is a comedy about friendship. Harry and Lloyd are long-term best friends who have always enjoyed performing pranks on each other, while happily enjoying the other’s company. The film demonstrates that as long as people have someone watching out and caring for them, it is possible to overcome obstacles of any kind. It also highlights the personal growth that can result from taking risks, making personal sacrifices and not taking life too seriously in general. Like the first film which was rated PG, this sequel contains crude humour, sexual references and coarse language. It also contains racial stereotypes and humour at the expense of disabled people. In this case it is correctly rated M and not recommended for under 15s.
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