- Movie Reviews
- App Reviews
- Take Action
Not suitable under 6; parental guidance to 7 (violence, delinquent behaviour, mild coarse language)
This topic contains:
|Children under 6||Not suitable due to some violence, delinquent behaviour, and mild coarse language.|
|Children aged 6–7||Parental guidance recommended due to some violence, delinquent behaviour, and mild coarse language.|
|Children aged 8 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:||Candleshoe|
|Consumer advice lines:||The content is very mild in impact.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Casey Brown (Jodie Foster) is an unwanted and delinquent 15 year-old orphan who is hand-balled from one foster home to the next. Her life takes a major turn when she makes a deal with British con man Harry Bundage (Leo McKern): She agrees to go to England with him and to convince Lady St. Edmund (Helen Hayes) that she is her long-lost grand-daughter Margaret, who was kidnapped and taken to America by her father when she was four years old and was never found. Bundage has knowledge of a precious family treasure of ancient gold coins that is hidden somewhere on the St. Edmund family estate of Candleshoe, and he wants Casey to unravel the clues to find it. Casey manages to convince Lady St. Edmund and is taken in. Casey soon discovers: the kind-hearted elderly Lady has taken four other orphans into her care; the estate is on the brink of foreclosure; and it is only thanks to loyal butler Priory's (David Niven) efforts (for example by putting on different roles of servants that had to be made redundant, unbeknownst to Lady St. Edmund) that they have not been evicted. As Casey starts to feel more and more comfortable, welcomed and at home for the first time in her life, she decides to find the treasure – not to split the profit with Harry but to save Candleshoe.
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.
Coming of age; Family; Adventure; Treasure Hunt; Comedy.
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 no further scenes in this movie that are likely to scare or disturb children under the age of five.
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, there are no further scenes in this movie that are likely to scare or disturb children aged five to eight.
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.
Nothing further of concern.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Candleshoe is a family adventure film from 1977, starring a teenage Jodie Foster, a brilliant David Niven, and other talented cast. Despite its datedness, the catchy story will still entertain a modern family audience, and the movie's messages remain as relevant as ever. Not suitable for children under 6 and parental guidance for 6-7 year olds is recommended due to some naughty and delinquent behaviour, as well as a couple of scary and violent scenes.
The main messages from this movie are that money isn't all that counts, and that nothing compares to the wonderful sense of belonging and feeling loved.
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:
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
Children and Media Australia (CMA) is a registered business name of the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM).
CMA provides reviews, research and advocacy to help children thrive in a digital world.
ACCM is national, not-for-profit and reliant on community support. You can help.