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Not recommended under 8; parental guidance 8 to 12 due to coarse language and mature themes
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to coarse language and mature themes.|
|Children aged 8 to 12||Parental guidance recommended due to coarse language and mature themes.|
|Children aged 12 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:||A Month of Sundays|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Frank Mollard (Anthony LaPaglia) is a real estate agent who is struggling to move on with his life after his divorce from Wendy (Justine Clarke) and the death of his mother. It takes a call from a woman called Sarah (Julia Blake), who he thinks is his dead mother, to help him remember the important things in his life and to finally give him the chance to say goodbye to all that he has lost.
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.
Family breakdown and divorce; Death of a parent; Cigarette dependence; serious illness and death
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.
Nothing of concern
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 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 or 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.
In addition to the above mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, 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.
OK for this age group
None of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some 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:
A Month of Sundays is a funny and touching Australian film set in Adelaide. It is a refreshing story that highlights the importance of home and family. Parental guidance is recommended for 8-12 year olds, and the film is most suitable for aged children 12 years and older, due to the coarse language and mature themes.
The main messages from this movie are to remember to tell the people you love that you care about them and not to take your family for granted.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss the different ways of dealing with grief and loss, and how some may be less healthy than others (for example, Frank’s dependence on cigarettes).
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