Not recommended under 10. PG to 13 (Themes; Coarse language)
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|Children under 10||Not recommended due to themes and coarse language|
|Children aged 10-13||Parental guidance recommended due to themes and language|
|Children over the age of 13||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:||Monte Carlo|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Monte Carlo relates the adventures of three young American women who go for a short holiday to France. Grace Bennett (Selena Gomez) and her best friend Emma Perkins (Katie Cassidy), who have been saving for the vacation for months, change their plans at the last moment to include Grace’s older stepsister, Meg Kelly-Bennett (Leighton Meester). Initially, the long-awaited trip is punctuated by tensions within the girls’ relationships. As the days pass, however, the girls encounter a number of unexpected events that force them to reassess their lives, values and relationships with others.
The most significant of these unforeseen episodes involves a case of mistaken identity. Meg and Emma notice that Grace bears an uncanny resemblance to English heiress Cordelia Winthrop Scott (also played by Selena Gomez), who coincidentally happens to be in Paris at the same time as the girls. When Grace is mistaken for Cordelia by staff at an exclusive hotel, the girls decide to temporarily make the most of the situation.
The deception leads to the three ending up in Monte Carlo where the situation moves in unforeseen directions and becomes increasingly complex.
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 difficulties; deception; theft.
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 a few instances of physical violence in this movie, such as when:
In addition, a number of scenes involve verbal violence, such as when:
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 violent scenes
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 violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or 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 age group may also 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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
Some products are displayed, used, or referred to in this movie, including:
There are some sexual references in this movie including scenes when:
There is some partial nudity and mild sexual activity including:
There is some substance use in this movie, including:
There are some coarse language and insults in this film, including:
Monte Carlo is a romantic teen comedy. The film’s principle message involves the importance of finding, and being true to your inner self, rather than relying on material possessions to create a false personal image. Nevertheless, parents may be disturbed at the main characters’ flagrant deceptions, theft and fraudulent activities, and the minimal consequences that result from such behaviours.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children 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