Not recommended under 12; parental guidance 12-14 (sexual references and lack of interest for young viewers)
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to sexual references and lack of interest for this age group|
|Children 12 to 14||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references|
|Children 14 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:||Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language and sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has been such a success for Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) that he is now facing the problem of running out of rooms for the ‘elderly and the beautiful’. Muriel (Maggie Smith), now the assistant-manager, and Sonny travel to the US to raise funds to buy another hotel.
Two new guests arrive at the hotel, Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Grieg) causing a dilemma as there is only one vacant room. Sonny immediately believes that Guy has been sent to inspect the hotel and offers him the best room in the hotel. Sonny is frantically trying to impress Guy while arranging his wedding plans to his fiancé Sunaina (Tina Desai).
Meanwhile the relationships of the residents are becoming more entangled. Evelyn and Douglas (Judy Dench and Bill Nighy) are both hesitant about moving their relationship on, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) both think the other is having an affair and Madge (Celia Imrie) has to choose between two suitors. Trying to manage all of this is proving difficult for Sonny who moves from one disaster to another but eventually finds a way solve all his problems.
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.
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 no physical violence but there is some arguing between Sonny and Sunaina
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Nothing of concern
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.
Nothing of concern
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 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
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
None of concern
Social drinking at a variety of events
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a delightful, star-studded comedy, which displays the rich tapestry and brilliant colours of India at its best and worse. The movie will appeal to older teens and adults. Although there is nothing particularly disturbing for younger viewers, the movie is very long and the themes are unlikely to hold their interest.
The main messages from this movie are:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include respect for other cultures
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