Not recommended under 15 (Themes, Coarse language)
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to themes and coarse language|
|Children over the age of 15||OK for this 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:||Eat Pray Love|
|Consumer advice lines:||Infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s popular novel, Eat Pray Love follows the journey of self discovery made by Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts).
Liz (Julia Roberts) finds herself lost in her marriage to Stephen (Billy Crudup) and begins divorce proceedings. After a brief love affair with David (James Franco), a much younger man, she decides to take a year to overhaul her life. She travels to Italy to rediscover her passion for food and her spark for life; then to India to seek spiritual balance and finally ends her year in Bali to practice the life balance she has learnt. There she meets a Brazilian man, Felipe (Javier Bardem) who encourages her to trust in love again.
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.
Family breakdown; life changes; spirituality; cultural differences
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 are some very infrequent and mild violent scenes in this movie.
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be distrubed 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.
It is unlikely that anything in this movie will scare or disturb children over the age of eight.
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.
It is unlikely that anything in this movie will scare or disturb children in this age group
None of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Eat Pray Love is a movie about taking
control of your life which is confronting at times when addressing the guilt of
divorce, separation, alcoholism and family breakdown. It is not suitable for
younger children and adolescents, but may appeal to those over 15, especially
since it has had a lot of publicity.
The main messages from this movie are that:
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