Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Theme, Sex. Lang.)
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|Name of movie:||Seventeen (17) Again|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild sexual references, violence and coarse language|
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Mike O’Donnell (Matthew Perry) has spent the last 20 years of his life wishing for what could have been. At 17 years of age Mike was a budding basketball star on the cusp of landing himself a college basketball scholarship when his girlfriend, Scarlett (Allison Miller), broke the news that she was pregnant. Mike easily made the decision to choose true love over his career but as he grows older he starts to questions the choices he made.
A freaky twist gives Mike the chance to live it over again and experience the path not chosen when he is transformed back to his 17 year old self (Zac Efron). With the help of his best friend Ned (Thomas Lennon), the high-school nerd turned billionaire, Mike seeks to get back the life he thought he had lost. Along the way Mike realises that he hasn’t been sent back to his past so that he can re-live it, but so that he can re-evaluate what really matters, save his marriage with his wife Scarlett (Leslie Mann) and help his daughter Maggie (Michelle Trachtenberg) whose boyfriend Stan (Hunter Parrish) is pressuring her to have sex with him, and his son Alex (Sterling Knight) who is being bullied.
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 some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Apart from the scenes described above, it is unlikely that this film will scare or disturb children under five.
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.
Apart from the scenes described above, it is unlikely that this film will scare or disturb children under eight.
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.
There are a few scenes of physical and emotional bullying and fighting that may upset children of this age.
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.
Some children in this age group could also be upset by the bullying and fighting shown.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is a high level of sexual innuendo and sexual references throughout the movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Whilst the concept of 17 Again is not new, the movie is quite enjoyable, with charismatic characters and feel-good storylines that are likely to please tween audiences in particular.
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;
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