Not recommended under 15, due to lack of interest for young children, and themes and sexual references which make it more suited to older viewers.
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to lack of interest for young children and themes and sexual references which make it more suited to older viewers.|
|Viewers 15 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:||Battle of the sexes|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In 1973, the world’s number one tennis champion, Billy Jean King (Emma Stone) is disgusted to learn that female players are only being offered one eighth of what the men will receive and she and friend Gladys Heldman (Sarah Silverman) decide to boycott the tournament and establish a female tennis circuit of their own. It is during this time that Billy Jean must confront her own feelings for the team’s hairdresser Marilyn (Andrea Riseborough) who is clearly in love with her despite the fact that Billy Jean’s devoted husband Larry (Austin Stowell) is waiting in the wings.
Meanwhile retired tennis champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), bored with the mundane and predictable life he shares with his wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue), comes up with a plan to put himself back in the spotlight again. Playing up his role as a self- proclaimed chauvinist pig, he gives the media much to talk about while trying to prove that men are simply better than women.
At first Billy Jean refuses to play Riggs but when the Australian champion Margaret Court (Jessica McNamee) endures a crushing defeat she feels she has no choice but to play Riggs to put him in his place and to prove, if nothing else, that women deserve the same respect as men. It is an epic battle – not just a game of tennis, but a fight for fairness and equality and the right to be who you truly are.
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.
Gender inequality and sexism; homosexuality; infidelity; gambling addiction
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.
Some verbal arguments
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
There is nothing in this film that is likely to scare children of any age
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 sexist language. Women are repeatedly referred to throughout the film in a very condescending manner:
Battle of the Sexes is based on a true story. It will appeal to mature audiences who can appreciate the humour and understand the significance of the events depicted in the film. It lacks interest for younger children and, due to themes and sexual references, is best suited to viewers 15 and over.
The main messages from this movie are to believe in yourself and the power of your dreams and to never back down even if half the world is telling you that you will never succeed.
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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