Not recommended under 15 due to sexual activity, substance use, crude humour and coarse language
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to sexual activity, substance use, crude humour and coarse language|
|Children aged 15 and over||OK for this age group, although there are issues parents may wish to discuss with 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:||How to be single|
|Consumer advice lines:||Crude sexual humour and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
How to Be Single follows the stories of four single young women in New York City. Alice (Dakota Johnson) decides that she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh (Nicholas Braun) and moves to New York to discover who she is when she is alone. Robin (Rebel Wilson), a fun loving party-girl, befriends Alice and teaches her how to embrace being single. Alice’s older sister Meg (Leslie Mann) is trying to decide whether she wants to become a single mother and Lucy (Alison Brie) is trying to navigate the world of online dating to find her soulmate.
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.
Relationship breakdown; drug and alcohol abuse; death of a parent; sex
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.
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 five, 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 likely to be scared or disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes and by an emotionally confronting scene where David openly discusses with his young daughter about how her mother died.
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 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are frequent sexual references and innuendo in this movie, including:
There is nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is coarse language in this movie, including:
How to be single is a comedy about friendship and enjoying being single. It is a movie for adults and older adolescents which may appeal to younger teens. However, because of the sex scenes, crude humour, coarse language and substance use, this film is not recommended for children under 15 years old, and there are a number of issues that parents may wish to discuss with older teens.
The main message from this movie is that you should make the most of being single because it gives you a chance to find out who you are.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may wish to discuss the real-life consequences of getting drunk, taking drugs and having sex with strangers.
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