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Not recommended under 5; parental guidance recommended for ages 5-7 due to scary scenes.
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to scary scenes|
|Children 5 to 10||Parental guidance due to scary scenes|
|Children aged 10 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Ballerina|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Ballerina tells the story of a feisty 11-year-old orphan from Brittany called Félicie (voice of Elle Fanning). Félicie, who dreams of becoming a dancer, escapes from the orphanage with the help of her best friend Victor (voice of Dane DeHaan) who wants to be a great inventor. Together the friends set off for Paris to chase their dreams.
In Paris, Félicie befriends Odette (Voice of Carly-Rae Jepsen) who is the cleaner and caretaker of the grand Opera-Ballet and, through a twist of fate, manages to bluff her way into taking ballet classes. The girls in the class are auditioning for a part in the Nutcracker and each day one girl is eliminated from the group. Félicie must pour all her strength and passion for dance into making sure that she wins the part. She comes up against many challenges and has a number of set-backs to overcome.
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.
Following your dreams and working hard towards a goal; determination and bravery in the face of hardship; being an orphan; competition
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 animated 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.
Children in this age group may also find the above scenes disturbing and parental guidance is recommended.
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.
Nothing of concern
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.
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
There are some romantic references in this movie, including:
Félicie and Victor spend some time in what appears to be a bar or a pub. They are not seen drinking but just dancing to the music.
There is some mild insults and toilet humour in this movie, including:
Ballerina is an entertaining animated dance movie about following your dreams and working hard. The plot is predictable but enjoyable and will appeal to pre-teens, particularly those who are interested in ballet and dancing. There are some scary scenes and characters which might disturb very young viewers so the film is not recommended for children under five with parental guidance recommended for five to seven year-olds.
The main messages from this movie are:
Parents also may wish to discuss:
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