Not recommended under 12 (Themes; Lack of interest), Parental guidance recommended 12 to 14 (Themes)
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to themes and lack of interest|
|Children 12-14||Parental guidance recommended due to themes|
|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:||Cheerful weather for the wedding|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Taking place at a large country house in Devon in the 1930s, Cheerful Weather for a Wedding centres on the difficult decision faced by a young woman on her wedding day. Romantic and spirited Dolly Thatcham (Felicity Jones) is preparing to marry the kind but dull Owen Bigham (James Norton). However, as she hides upstairs drinking rum in an effort to calm her nerves, she struggles to forget a summer fling she had with the handsome Joseph Patten (Luke Treadaway).
Meanwhile, Joseph lurks downstairs, trying to find a way of seeing Dolly in an effort to explain how he truly feels and that he still loves her. Dolly’s mother (Elizabeth McGovern) shows her disdain for Joseph at every possible turn, and tries to prevent him from seeing the bride. When the two finally meet just before Dolly leaves with her husband, Joseph asks her to run way with him and Dolly now has a final decision to make.
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.
Love, relationships and marriage; family reputation and obligation
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.
None of concern
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Young children may be disturbed by a scene where a dead bird is seen having its head cut off in the kitchen, during dinner preparations
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 upset by the above-mentioned scene
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 of concern
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 of concern
None of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There was limited sexual activity in this movie, including:
None of concern
Cheerful weather for the wedding is a quintessentially British film dealing with questions of love, obligation and sacrifice. It presents a young woman’s struggle to decide between the man she previously loved and who broke her heart, and her safe and financially stable fiancé for whom she feels very little passion. The film demonstrates that this is not an easy decision to make. It suggests that following her heart and choosing her ex-partner would be an ultimately foolish act. However, at the same time, the film depicts the importance of not running away from one’s problems. Dolly has rushed into a marriage in an effort to deal with both a broken heart and a pregnancy. As a result, she is dealing with the consequences of her actions, just as she will need to deal with the consequences of her choice between the two men in her life.
Although there is little in this film to disturb young children, its theme makes it more suitable for teenagers and adults, and it lacks interest for under 12s.
Issues arising from the film that parents may wish to discuss with older children include:
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