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Not suitable under 15; parental guidance to 18 (sex scenes, themes and potentially harmful messages)
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|Children under 15||Not suitable due to sex scenes and themes.|
|Children aged 15||Parental guidance recommended due to some of the potentially harmful messages contained in the film.|
|Children aged 16 and over||Ok for this age group, although parental guidance is recommended to 18 due to some of the potentially harmful messages contained in the film.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||After|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sex scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Tessa (Josephine Langford) has always been the perfect daughter, following the plan that her mother, Carol (Selma Blair), has laid out for her life. Tessa is kind and studious, steadily dating Noah (Dylan Arnold), the same boy she has known since she was five; she is well grounded, responsible and trustworthy. It is this trust in her daughter that allows Carol to leave Tessa in a College dorm room that reeks of marijuana with her heavily pierced and tattooed, openly lesbian, partying roommate Steph (Khadijha Red Thunder). Tessa, the innocent and sensible, appears to be the embodiment of everything that Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) is not. When the two first meet it is anything but love at first sight. In fact Hardin does not believe in love at all and after Tessa refuses to kiss him as part of a wild, party game he vows to his friends that he will make her fall in love with him and once she is under his spell he will simply turn off the emotion. Despite the fact that he doesn’t always treat her very well Tessa succumbs to her attraction for him and they begin spending more and more time together. It is only after Tessa and Hardin make love that Tessa discovers the truth behind the origins of their relationship and Hardin realizes that true love does exist, that he had it with Tessa all along and that he may have lost it forever.
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, college life, toxic relationships, first love, losing ones virginity, independence, trust and friendship.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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:
After is a romantic drama based on the book series by Anna Todd. The main actors give heartfelt performances and the film will most likely appeal to female teen audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that true love does exist, that you should be careful who you trust and that you should be allowed to find yourself and make your own mistakes.
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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