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Not recommended under 12, PG to 15 (Violence, sexual references, coarse language)
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to violence, sexual references and coarse language.|
|Children 12-14||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, sexual references and coarse language.|
|Children 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:||Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
At the beginning of the latest “Big Momma” film, things are going well for FBI agent Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence). He has just received a letter announcing that his stepson Trent (Brandon T Jackson) has been accepted into Duke University.
Malcolm’s informant Canetti (Max Casella) is about to meet with a local crime lord named Chirkoff (Tony Curran) in an attempt to get Chirkoff to incriminate himself on tape. Apparently Canetti already has a flash-drive containing incriminating evidence against Chirkoff. Unfortunately, Trent arrives unannounced and witnesses Chirkoff murdering Canetti. Before Canetti dies, he tells Malcolm that the flash-drive containing the incriminating evidence has been stashed in a music box at a girls’ school in Atlanta.
Malcolm decides that the only way to protect Trent and recover the flash-drive is for the pair to go undercover and attend the all-girls school. Malcolm once again disguises himself as Big Momma and Trent becomes Big Momma’s grand-niece Charmaine.
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.
Crime; cross dressing
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.
The film contains some action violence and school-yard bullying as well as slapstick violence. Some of this may be imitated by children. Examples include:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
As well as the above-mentioned violent scenes, children in this age group may be disturbed by some other scenes in the film, including:
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 some of 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 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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
The film contains sexual references and innuendo scattered throughout. Examples include:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
The film contains some low-level coarse language and putdowns/name calling, including:
Big Mommas: Like Father like Son is the third in the “Big Momma” series of cross-dressing comedies, targeting an adolescent and younger adult audience. The film relies heavily on old jokes, slapstick comedy and sexual innuendo to entertain its audience but contains fewer crude joke and less sexual innuendo than its two predecessors. While a few laughs can be had from the film’s slapstick content, the film is generally a disappointment.
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:
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