- Movie Reviews
- App Reviews
- Taking Action
- Contact Us
Not recommended under 8, PG to 12 (Lack of interest, scary scenes, language, sexual references).
This topic contains:
|Children under 8||Not recommended due to scary scenes and lack of interest|
|Children 8 - 12||May lack interest for this age group. Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes, coarse language and sexual references.|
|Children 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:||Amelia|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film Amelia is based on the exploits of female aviator Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank). It opens in 1937 with Amelia sitting in the cockpit of her plane just before taking off on her ill fated around the world flight. The story then jumps back and forth between the years 1928 and 1937.
A younger Amelia enters the office of publicist George Putnam (Richard Gere) and asks for assistance in making her the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. The adventure turns out to be more of a publicity stunt rather than pioneering feat, as Amelia is given the role of commander while a male did the actual flying. However, the stunt brings Amelia to attention of the American public providing her with lucrative advertising deals promoting clothing, luggage and cameras, all of which provides Amelia with the necessary funds to continue her flying exploits.
Before long Amelia develops a romantic relationship with George and the pair eventually marry, but the marriage is not a typical one. Amelia insists on remaining a free spirit and also has a relationship with Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).
Not content with being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia announces that she intends to become the first person to fly around the world. Her first attempt ends in disaster when her plane crashes on take off. The plane is repaired and Amelia and navigator Fred Noonan (Christopher Eccleston) make their ill-fated second attempt.
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.
Marriage and infidelity; adventure and risk taking.
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.
No person to person violence
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Amelia contains a number of scenes of people in danger and accidental harm which may scare young children. Examples include
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes
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 in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film
While there is no actual product placement, the use of Amelia herself to promote various product lines for profit is depicted. These products included luggage, clothing, cameras and cigarettes.
Amelia contains a few mild sexual references. Examples include
Amelia contains some partial nudity and low-level sexual activity. Examples include
There is some use of substances in this movie, including alcohol and cigarettes. Examples include
Amelia contains some infrequent low-level coarse language. Examples include:
Amelia is a biographical drama that looks at the adult life of female aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Hilary Swank gives a fine performance as Amelia and also looks very much like her and Richard Gere also gives a solid performance. Attention to historical detail is first rate, but the film is a little slow and repetitive at times, so will lack interest for younger viewers.
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 George Putnam’s initial interest in using Amelia for her looks rather than flying skill and the subsequent use of Amelia’s celebrity status to sell products.
Tip: Leave out the first A, An or The
Selecting an age will provide a list of movies with content suitable for this age group. Children may also enjoy movies selected via a lower age.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age