Not recommended under 11, parental guidance recommended 11-13 (Sexual references; Substance use; Coarse language)
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|Children under 11||Not recommended due to sexual references, substance use and coarse language|
|Children 11 to 13||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references, substance use and coarse language|
|Children 13 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:||Eddie the Eagle|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sexual references, mild themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film opens in 1973 when 10-year-old Eddie Edwards (Tom Costello Jr.) has a dream that one day he will compete in the Olympics. Unfortunately Eddie is not the athletic type - he hobbles around on a full leg brace, wears thick glasses, is skinny and uncoordinated, and is never picked for a place in sports teams. Regardless of the obstacles placed in front of him, Eddie never lets go of his Olympic dream. Eddie’s mum (Jo Hartley) thinks Eddie is determined while Eddie’s father (Keith Allen) views him as obsessive.
One decade later, Eddie (Taron Egerton) is still chasing his dream. He has now lost his leg brace but, despite having worked hard to gain a place on the British Winter Olympic ski team, still hasn’t made it. Eddie is about to give up his dream when he suddenly realises that, due to a loophole in the rules, all he needs to do to be able to compete in the Winter Olympics is successfully complete one qualifying ski jump in a competition.
Eddie heads off to Germany to begin his training at a ski resort. There he is befriended by Petra (Iris Berben) a cafe owner, and Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman) a former US ski-jumping champion who, rather than letting Eddie kill himself on the ski-jump, reluctantly agrees to train him.
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.
Olympic competition; social class and prejudice; alcoholism
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 the film, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Children in this age group may be upset by the scenes of skiing accidents and resulting injuries. Examples include:
Children may also be disturbed by scenes of ski jumping taken from the skier’s point of view.
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 addition to the above-mentioned scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
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.
Younger children in this group may be worried by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
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
Brand named ski equipment
The film contains some mild sexual references and innuendo. Examples include:
There is some nudity and in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
The film contains some coarse language and name calling. Examples include:
Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good comedy, based on a true story, about an underdog who refuses to give up his dream of competing in the Olympics. It is full of positive messages related to believing in yourself, following your dreams and never giving up. Due to sexual references, alcohol use and smoking, and some possibly disturbing scenes, the film is not recommended for children under 11 and parental guidance is recommended for 11 to 13 year olds.
Parents may wish to discuss how people take advantage of Eddie’s seeming innocence and how he triumphs in the end. They may also wish to discuss Bronson’s dependence on alcohol and Eddie’s role in Bronson stopping drinking.
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