Not recommended under 15 due to themes, sexual references, coarse language and alcohol abuse
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to themes, sexual references, coarse language and alcohol abuse|
|Children 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:||Spin Out|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sexual references, coarse language and nudity|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This Australian film is set over a single day and night that revolves around the annual Bachelor and Spinsters (B&S) Ball in a rural town. Billy (Xavier Samuel) and Lucy (Morgan Griffin), who have been best mates forever, have a passion for ‘utes’ and synchronised driving. Billy and Lucy along with Billy’s best mate Sparrow McGee (Travis Jeffery), who dresses in a cow costume and rides in the back of Billy’s ute, compete in a pre - ball spin-out competition. When Billy decides to get creative, the spin-out routine ends in a near disaster, with the Billy and Lucy losing the competition.
Unhappy with her current situation, Lucy decides to move to Sydney but Billy is determined to persuade her to stay. With a cast full of comic characters, the ball night is full of misunderstandings, romance, laughs, pranks and mud wrestling. The following morning brings a change in direction for some.
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.
Life in rural Australia; Bachelor and Spinsters Balls; competitive driving; relationships; alcohol abuse
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 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.
Children in this age group may also be scared 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 may also be scared 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.
Nothing of concern for this age group
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The film contains frequent sexual references and innuendo scattered throughout Examples include:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
The film contains scenes of alcohol use and abuse throughout. A character says that it would take an entire year to recover from the effects of drinking alcohol at the B&S Ball and it is also said that consuming lots of alcohol at a party is the way to “Party Australian style”. Examples of scenes include:
The film contains frequent coarse language, name calling and putdowns scattered throughout. Examples include:
Spin Out is a comedy full of Australian themes and characters, targeting an older adolescent and adult audience. Due to the themes, sexual references, coarse language and alcohol abuse the film is not recommended for viewers under 15.
The main message from this movie is that being content and in love with your partner is the most important thing in life. There is also an emphasis on mateship and caring for your friends.
Parents of older children may also wish to discuss the negative and destructive attitudes and behaviours shown in the film and the possible real life consequences.
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