Not recommended under 15 due to themes, under-age drinking, coarse language and sexual references.
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to themes, under-age drinking, coarse language and sexual references.|
|Viewers 15 and over||OK for this age group, with issues that parents may wish to discuss|
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:||Edge of Seventeen, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Edge of Seventeen is the story of two best friends as they struggle to navigate the complex teenage social circles of high school, relationships and dating. After the death of her father a few years before the film opens, 17-year-old Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) struggles with depression and a sense of isolation. When she finds out that her best friend Krista (Hailey Lu Richardson) has slept with her brother Darian (Blake Jenner), she feels more alone than ever.
Over time, Nadine gradually works to overcome her social anxiety and to navigate relationships with Krista, crush Nick (Alexander Calvert) and supportive male friend Erwin (Hayden Szeto). She also develops an increasingly supportive rapport with her teacher Mr Bruner (Woody Harrelson).
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.
Growing up; grief and loss; friendships; romance; conflict
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.
None of concern
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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 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 age group may also find the father’s heart attack and the girl’s apparent suicide threat disturbing.
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.
None of concern
There is some product placement in the film, including:
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:
There is frequent coarse language in this movie, including:
The Edge of Seventeen is a coming-of-age film that focuses on the personal growth and development of Nadine, a teenage girl trying to find her way in the world. As she navigates the complexity of relationships, she learns to appreciate people’s motivations without assuming malicious intent. Through her relationships with both Nick and Erwin, Nadine comes to realise that she is deserving of respect from others, and thus begins a process of re-evaluating her own sense of esteem and worth. She also realises that there is room for her to be more compassionate towards others, and learns to take greater responsibility for the part she plays in maintaining positive and supportive relationships.
Due to the film’s themes, scenes of underage drinking, coarse language and sexual references, the film is not recommended for viewers under 15, but it raises important issues that parents may wish to discuss with older teenagers.
Issues that parents may wish to discuss include:
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