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Suitable for all ages though may lack interest under 13
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|Children under 13||Suitable for all ages though it may lack interest under 13|
|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:||Amazing Grace|
|Consumer advice lines:||Suitable for general audiences|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The documentary Amazing Grace showcases the raw talent of Aretha Franklin at the peak of her career and treats fans to the music Aretha grew up singing. Together with the Southern California Community Choir and the accompaniment of Reverend James Cleveland, Aretha puts on a two-night performance of Baptist Gospel music at the Los Angeles Missionary Baptist Church in January 1972. The album recorded at this event became the bestselling live gospel album of all time. The performance was filmed by Warner Brother Producer, Sydney Pollock, who had the wisdom to film this monumental event.
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.
Devotion to Jesus; Baptist Gospel; the importance of family; community; and inspiring others.
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.
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 anything in this movie would frighten children over the age of thirteen.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
Amazing Grace is a documentary showcasing Aretha Franklin in a performance that turned out the best-selling gospel music of all time. The camera angles and quality are similar to what you would find in a home movie and, while the film is suitable for all audiences, it will largely be enjoyed by fans of Aretha Franklin or Baptist Gospel music.
The main messages from this movie are to remain true to your roots, to find inspiration and make it your own, that Jesus loves you and that anything is possible with His help.
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 the importance of having a sense of community, be it religious or secular; the importance of praising, accepting and encouraging family members; and how some hearts can be healed through music, especially when it is divinely inspired.
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