Not recommended under10, parental guidance 10-12 (Adult themes, lacks interest, coarse language
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|Children under 10||Lacks interest and not recommended due to adult themes and coarse language|
|Children aged 10-12||Parental guidance recommended due to adult themes and coarse language|
|Children over the age of 12||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-hand wedding|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Jill Rose (Geraldine Brophy) and best friend Muffy (Tina Regtien) chase bargains at garage sales with Jill snapping up several bargains perfect for her daughter’s (Cheryl) future wedding. Meanwhile, Jill’s future son-in-law Stew (Ryan O Kane) has just popped the question to Cheryl (Holly Shanahan) and been happily accepted. But when the time comes to announce their engagement to her parents, Cheryl finds herself unable to tell Jill fearing her mother will turn the wedding reception into a “Second-Hand Wedding” showcasing Jill’s garage-sale bargains. To complicate matters further, Stew tells Cheryl’s father Brian (Patrick Wilson) of their engagement, but Brian is forbidden to tell Jill, placing Brian in the uncomfortable position of having to keep a secret from his wife Jill, who Brian has never kept secrets from before.
However, Gracie Clarefield (Vivien Bell), a long time work antagonist of Jill’s, learns of Cheryl’s engagement and tells Jill causing her to feel more hurt than ever in her life. Both Cheryl and Jill seem unable to put their differences aside until Brian suffers a nearly fatal heart-attack. Cheryl breaks down, telling her mother that she has landed herself into hot water by hiring a very expensive reception which she and Stew can’t afford.
Jill and Cheryl mend their torn relationship, with Jill taking over the planning of the wedding. Jill raised the funds by selling her treasures and the whole community pitches in for a perfect wedding
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.
keeping secrets, family relationships
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 some violence and accidental harm 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 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 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.
Younger children in this age group could be disturbed by the above scene.
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.
No additional images.
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:
The film contains infrequent low-level coarse language and putdowns. Examples include:
Second-Hand Wedding, targeted at an older adolescent and adult audience, is a slightly dark romantic comedy and social satire. While made in NZ, Second-Hand Wedding is full of quirky humour not unlike that seen in the 1990’s Australian film The Castle. The film is entertaining and touching in parts.
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 attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as
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