Not recommended under 8, PG to 11 (Disturbing scenes, Themes)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to themes of family breakdown & disturbing scenes of accidental harm.|
|Children aged 8-11||Parental guidance due to themes of teenage rebellion and family breakdown.|
|Children over the age of 11||Children of this age should be able to see the film without parental guidance|
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:||Are we done yet?|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Nick Persons (Ice Cube) finds his small bachelor city apartment a little on the cramped side when his new wife Suzanne (Nia Long) and two step children Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) and Kevin (Phillip Bolden) move in. When Suzanne announces that she is pregnant, Nick decides that its time to move to the country and buy a bigger house. Nick buys a picturesque but rundown nineteenth century mansion in a quiet country town from an overly enthusiastic real estate agent named Chuck Mitchell Jr. (John C. McGinley)
Nick sets out to restore his dream house but, after a number of mishaps, finally admits defeat and calls in the local contractor who turns out to be Chuck Mitchell. The extensive renovations require Chuck’s constant attention, eventually leading to Chuck all but moving in with Nick and his family. Beginning to resent Chuck’s involvement with his family, Nick fires him and his entire team of workers and puts the house up for sale.
After a family breakdown, Suzanne and the children leave. Time alone in the house allows Nick to reflect upon recent events and re-evaluate his priorities in life.
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.
Blended families, family breakdown, teenage rebellion
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.
Are we done yet? contains some slapstick cartoon-like violence with little harm caused. There are also many scenes of accidents which in real life could cause serious injury but which are not seen to cause harm. Examples of violence include:
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.
Children in this age group may also 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.
Children over eight are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie.
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 over thirteen are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie.
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 very occasional low level coarse language and also putdowns in this movie, including:
Are we done yet? is a slapstick family comedy with little really clever humour but which will be enjoyed by preteens and teenagers.
The main messages from this movie are that:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include that we should be careful when assessing someone’s character, as with Nick’s assessment and re-assessment of Chuck Mitchell.
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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