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Not recommended for children under 9: parental guidance recommended 9-13 (Scary scenesand emotionally distressing themes; in French with English subtitles)
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|Children under 9||Not recommended due to scary scenes and emotionally disturbing themes. In French with English subtitles|
|Children 9-13||Parental guidance recommended due to scary scenes and emotionally disturbing themes. In French with English subtitles.|
|Children aged 13 and over||OK for this age group but with themes that parents may wish to discuss|
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:||Belle and Sebastian: The adventure continues|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This is a sequel to the 2013 movie, Belle and Sebastian, set in a picturesque village nestled in the French Alps. Nine-year-old orphan Sebastian (Felix Bossuet) is living happily with his adopted grandfather Cesar (Tcheky Karyo) and his best friend Belle, a large white Pyrenean Mountain Dog. It is 1945 and Sebastian's cousin Angelina (Margaux Chatelier) is due to return from fighting for the French Resistance. Tragically, Angelina's plane crashes into a forest on the border of Italy, causing a large forest fire, and Angelina is presumed to be dead.
Cesar refuses to believe that Angelina is dead and decides to hire a pilot to fly over the forest, searching for signs of survival. The only pilot available is a rogue called Pierre (Thierry Neuvic) who Cesar knows is Sebastian's father. Although Cesar is reluctant to hire Pierre, he knows it is his only hope. Cesar tells Sebastian that Pierre is his father, but together they decide to keep it a secret.
When Pierre agrees to fly over the forest in search of Angelina, Sebastian and Belle hide on board the plane. When resulting events cause them to makes a crash-landing by a lake near the forest, Sebastian, Belle and Pierre are stranded and decide to search for Angelina on foot. Braving the forest fire, they set off on a perilous adventure during which many new relationships are forged.
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.
Loss of a parent; abandonment; war; natural disasters, gender stereotypes
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 violence in this film, 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 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, particularly those who can read the subtitles or speak French, 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.
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 this film, although it is an emotional film for both children and adults
None of concern
There are some mild references in this movie, including:
None of concern
Nothing of concern
There is some mild coarse language in this movie, including:
Belle and Sebastian: The adventure continues is an entertaining, moving and well-made family drama. There are plenty of adventure and excitement to engage older children and the themes are complex and can be related to modern life. Due to emotional themes and scary scenes, this film is not recommended for children under 9 and parental guidance is recommended for 9-13 year olds. Because the film is in French with English subtitles, it would be difficult for non-French speakers with limited reading skills to understand.
The main messages from this movie are that with great determination and the courage to take risks, you can be a hero.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may also wish to discuss:
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