- Movie Reviews
- App Reviews
- Taking Action
- Contact Us
Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Violence, Sex, Coarse language)
This topic contains:
|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence, sexual references and coarse language|
|Children 8-13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, sexual references and coarse language.|
|Children 14 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:||Bran Nue Dae|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild violence, sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Bran Nue Dae is set in Broome in the late 1960s. It tells the story of Willie (Rocky McKenzie), a young man on the cusp of adulthood, who spends his days happily fishing and hanging out with his friends and his girl, Rosie (Jessica Mauboy). Willie’s mother Theresa (Ningali Lawford-Wolf) has other ideas about Willie’s future and is eager for Willie to pursue a religious path. She sends him back to spend another year of schooling on a religious mission in Perth. Willie is a prefect at the mission and has been taken under the wing of Father Benedictus (Geoffrey Rush). However, a rebellious act to protect his friends puts him in the bad books and he is punished by Father Benedictus. Willie runs away from the orphanage in a determined bid to make his way back home to Broome and his girl, Rosie.
On Willie’s trip home he meets Uncle Tadpole (Ernie Dingo) who knows Willie’s mother. Willie manages to convince Uncle Tadpole to help him get home to Broome, and Uncle Tadpole manages to convince a couple of unsuspecting hippies, Annie (Missy Higgins) and Slippery (Tom Budge) to take them ‘just’ up the road to Broome. What follows is a hilarious 2500 km journey through the beautiful landscape of Western Australia with colourful characters played by Deborah Mailman and Magda Szubanski adding to the chaos.
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.
Alcohol dependence, racism, children as victims, homelessness
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 eight, 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 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 upset by scenes of children in distress in the mission.
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:
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:
Bran Nue Dae is a joyful musical comedy about a young man’s journey home and his coming-of-age.
The main message from this movie is that home is where the heart is.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include: friendship, determination and looking out for one another.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
Tip: Leave out the first A, An or The
Selecting an age will provide a list of movies with content suitable for this age group. Children may also enjoy movies selected via a lower age.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age