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Not suitable under 9, parental guidance under 13 (tween and teen themes, (cyber-) bullying/interpersonal violence, disordered eating, death)
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|Children under 9||Not suitable due to tween and teen themes, (cyber-) bullying/interpersonal violence, eating disorders and death of a major character|
|Children aged 9–12||Parental guidance due to themes, interpersonal violence, disordered eating and death|
|Children aged 13 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 Second Chance: Rivals!|
|Consumer advice lines:||Occasional mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
A Second Chance: Rivals! is a sequel to the 2011 Australian family drama A 2nd Chance, featuring many actors from the original cast. Set ten years after the events of the original movie, former world-class gymnast Maddie Cornell (Emily Morris) is in a personal crisis after a serious accident on the beam ended her Olympic dream. In order to recover physically and emotionally, Maddie seeks refuge in the South Australian countryside, staying with family friend Beverly (Carmel Johnson), who coaches the local gymnast team. Reluctant at first, Maddie agrees to coach the young competition team and train them up for the national championships. A lot of hard work lies ahead for the young country girls if they want to beat their archenemies from the city.
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.
Coming of age, gymnastics, competitive sports, rivalry, social pressure, (cyber)bullying, girl friendships, living for a passion, loss and grief.
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
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.
It is unlikely that children aged 13 and over will be frightened or distressed by this movie.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some mild coarse language in this movie, including:
A Second Chance: Rivals! is a predictable, yet charming and entertaining, sequel to its predecessor from 2011. Like the original, this coming of age family drama features impressively talented junior gymnasts and gives an insight into the world of competitive junior sport, its promises of glory and success, but also its risks and sacrifices. With the cast being almost exclusively female and following a group of 12-year-old gymnasts, this movie is likely to appeal mostly to female tweens and teens.
The main messages from this movie are:
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:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the importance of:
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