Not recommended under 4, parental guidance recommended 4-7 due to scary scenes
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|Children under 4||Not recommended due to scary scenes|
|Children aged 4 to 7||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes|
|Children aged 8 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:||Sing|
|Consumer advice lines:||General|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Buster Moon the Koala (voice of Matthew McConaughey) is a smooth-operating theatre lover who needs to save his beloved and crumbling ‘Moon Theatre’ from financial ruin. He decides to hold a grand, citywide singing contest in the hope of getting the crowds back in.
The audition attracts a colourful array of animals and there are some fabulous and comical performances. Buster and his ageing assistant, a hilariously incompetent cross-eyed lizard ‘Miss Crawl’ (Voice of Leslie Jones) choose their favourite acts for the big show and rehearsals begin.
Unfortunately for Buster, the bank is breathing down his neck and he faces immediate repossession. In a bid to raise some funds to put on the talent show he tries to impress the wonderful ancient diva – a sheep called Nana Noodleman (voice of Jennifer Saunders) in the hope that she might fund the show from her vast fortune. As Buster tries to raise funds, all the contestants face their own personal struggles on their journey to the ultimate performance.
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.
Performance, auditions and competitions; conquering your fears; following your passion; gambling and crime
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 scenes of mild animated 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb younger children in this age group, including the following:
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
Nothing of concern
There are some romantic and sexual references in this movie as well as some mild crude humour, including:
Nothing of concern
None of concern
There are some very mild verbal insults in this movie, including:
Sing is fun to watch and is likely to be enjoyed by most of the family, although some scenes may be too scary for children under four, and parental guidance is recommended for children up to the age of 7. The film is full of positive messages, great music and beautiful animation.
The main message from this movie is that you should not let fear stop you from doing the thing you love.
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