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Parental guidance under 8 (Viol.)
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|Children under 8||While there is nothing too scary in the movie, due to its content, children under 8 would need some parental guidance.|
|Children aged 8-13||Children aged 8-13 would be okay to see this film with or without parental guidance depending on the parents interpretation of the content.|
|Children over the age of 13||Children over the age of 13 should be okay to see this movie with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Cheaper by the Dozen|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Tom and Kate Baker were childhood sweethearts who met at college, married and went on to have an unusually large family of twelve children. They are living quite happily, if somewhat chaotically, in their middle class lifestyle when Tom is invited to Chicago to coach the Stallions. The Stallions were his old football team and the job offer is Tom’s dream come true; however he has great difficulty persuading the children that the move will be a good one. Kate is very supportive of Tom as she knows what the job means to him but Tom has to promise the family that they will be a much happier and stronger family in their new home. Charlie, the oldest boy, is particularly unhappy about leaving his girlfriend behind.
The Bakers move into their new house which is in a fairly upmarket neighbourhood much to the disgust of their new neighbours. Not long after arriving Kate is given the news that her book “Cheaper by the Dozen” is to be published and she needs to go to New York for a few days. Never having left the children before, Kate is reluctant to leave Tom on his own. However Tom insists that he will be able to manage and sends her off with his blessing. Tom tells the children that while Mum’s away the kids can play, however he’s unprepared for the total chaos that reigns which makes for all kinds of amusing events. The few days turn into two weeks and Tom has increasing difficulty managing his family and giving the commitment to his career that’s required of him. This gives Tom the opportunity to asses what’s really important to him. The crunch comes when Kate decides to come home early and invites the crew from Oprah to film her “one big happy family” who are not particularly happy on that day.
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.
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 a lot of comic violence done for laughs, including the following:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
There is not a lot of scary material in this movie except for 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 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.
Some children in this age group might still be scared by the dog attack.
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.
There is nothing that would scare children in this age group.
None of concern
There are quite a few sexual references in this movie:
There is no nudity but Hank and Nora kiss seductively in front of Nora’s parents.
There is drinking of alcohol at a wedding.
There is a little coarse language, mainly name calling such as:
The take home message is that two parents having careers and raising a large family doesn’t work.
Values parents may wish to encourage include:
Values parents may wish to discourage include:
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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