Lacks interest under 8, PG to 12 (Sexual references and coarse language)
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|Children under 8||Lacks interest for this age group|
|Children aged 8-12||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references 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:||Twenty-seven (27) Dresses|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language and sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) is an attractive young woman with a seemingly incurable fascination with weddings. Jane has personally arranged the weddings of twenty-seven friends and relatives, acting as bridesmaid on each occasion. Jane is also an avid reader of newspaper journalist ‘Malcolm’ Doyle’s (James Marsden) wedding column, and has a collection of many of his articles.
Unfortunately, Jane appears unable to engineer her own romantic attachments, largely due to the long-standing infatuation she has had with her boss George (Edward Burns). Entirely unaware of this situation, George begins dating Jane’s younger sister, Tess (Malin Akerman). The obvious difficulty Jane faces with their relationship is magnified by the fact that Tess has purposely misrepresented herself to George as an outdoorsy, vegetarian animal lover (all traits that George finds appealing).
Meanwhile, Jane unwittingly meets her favourite writer ‘Malcolm’ Doyle, who introduces himself as Kevin Doyle (his real name). Kevin becomes interested in writing an article about Jane and her wardrobe of expensive bridesmaid dresses. However, after completing the first draft of this article, he begins to fall in love with Jane and changes his mind about publishing the story. Kevin’s hard-nosed editor (Melora Hardin) decides to print the article anyway, which deeply hurts Jane and leaves her feeling betrayed.
After a great deal of soul-searching, Jane realises that her feelings for George were never based in reality, and that, despite everything that has happened, it is Kevin that she loves.
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.
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 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.
Children over eight are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
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.
Children over thirteen are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
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:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
27 Dresses is an enjoyable romantic comedy directed by Anne Fletcher. This film is pitched at young females aged over the age of twelve, but may also be entertaining to older audiences.
The main message from this movie is that true love is not beyond anyone’s reach, although it may not look the way we imagine it should.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include loyalty, truth and fairness.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the negative consequences of being deceitful.
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