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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 10 (violence, themes, sense of peril)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence, themes and a sense of peril.|
|Children aged 5–10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and a sense of peril.|
|Children over the age of 10||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:||Black Beauty (2020)|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Born free in a beautiful meadow to a herd of wild stallions, Beauty (voice of Kate Winslet) does not know what is in store for her when she happens across humans for the first time. Blaming herself for what happens, Beauty and the other horses are captured and sold on, many meeting an unsavoury end. A horse trainer named John (Iain Glen) sees something special in Beauty and takes her to a ranch to be broken, but Beauty will not yield to him. When John’s orphaned niece, Jo (Mackenzie Foy), comes to live with him, she and Beauty develop an unbreakable bond. They share the pain of a tragic past, find strength in each other and slowly an incredible friendship begins to form, and their spirits begin to heal. When a tragic fire ruins the stables, Beauty is leased out to a new owner. Jo vows that she will save enough money to buy Beauty herself and promises that no matter what happens she will find her and that they will be together again. Beauty is bought and sold numerous times to various individuals until all trace of her seems lost but Jo never gives up and never stops looking and Beauty learns that the power of love is what keeps you alive even through the most difficult times.
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.
Death of parents; Separation of family; Animal distress; Cruelty to animals; Snobbery and the discrepancy between those who have great wealth and those who have very little.
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 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.
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, 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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 further of concern.
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:
Black Beauty is an emotional drama and the latest version of a classic tale based on the 1877 book by Anna Sewell. It captures the profound relationship and unbreakable bond that can be shared between humans and animals but due to the number of potentially upsetting scenes this film is best suited to older children and adults. The film will appeal to anyone who loves horses.
The main messages from this movie are that some spirits, be they horse or human, can never be broken and that even if your strength is tested a thousand times to never give up on hope or love.
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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