Not recommended under 14; parental guidance recommended 14-15 due to disturbing scenes, sexual references and activity, and substance use.
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|Children under 14||Not recommended due to disturbing scenes, sexual references and activity, and substance use.|
|Children aged 14 to15||Parental guidance recommended due to disturbing scenes, sexual references and activity, and substance use.|
|Children aged 15 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:||Royal Night Out, A|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
On the 8th of May 1945 the end of World War II is declared and all of London is out on the streets to celebrate. A Royal Night Out is a fictionalised account of what happens when Princesses Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Margaret (Bell Powley) leave the palace to join the party despite the concerns of their parents the Queen and King (Emily Watson and Rupert Everett).
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.
War; drugs and alcohol; gambling; crime; death
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 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 scared or disturbed 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be scared or 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 scared or disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes
None of concern
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 are also some scenes which show people gambling.
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
A Royal Night Out is a comedy drama which gives an interesting look at what London was like on the night World War II ended and an imagined version of what might have happened to the two British Princesses that night. It is likely to be enjoyed by adults and older teens who enjoy historical fiction. Because of the sexual references, disturbing scenes and substance use, this film is not recommended for children under 14, with parental guidance recommended for slightly older teens.
The main messages from this movie are
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:
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