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Not suitable under 14; parental guidance to 15 (themes and coarse language)
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|Children under 14||Not suitable due to themes and coarse language.|
|Children aged 14–15||Parental guidance recommended due to themes and coarse language.|
|Children over the age of 15||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:||C'mon C'mon|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Radio journalist, Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix), is travelling the States working on a project interviewing children to give them a voice on global issues; to hear their perspectives about what adults can do to help; and offer them a chance to speak of things they have never spoken of before. Johnny and his sister, Viv (Gaby Hoffmann), had a falling out after their mother passed away and a chance phone call on the anniversary of her death puts them back in contact with each other. Upon learning that his young nephew, Jesse (Woody Norman), has no one to look after him while Viv travels to help Jesse’s father get the support he needs for a mental illness, Johnny volunteers to look after the boy. When things don’t go to plan and Viv finds herself staying away longer than she had intended, Johnny takes Jesse on the road with him to New York City and New Orleans. The two push each other to breaking point, both mentally and emotionally, and, in the process, develop an unbreakable bond whilst learning more than they had ever imagined.
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.
Mental Illness; Child separated from parents; Loneliness; Global issues facing humanity such as environmental catastrophes; Life after death; Racism; Immigration.
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.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
C’mon C’mon is a black and white documentary that offers an in depth look at certain aspects of human behaviour and how kids fit into an adult world. The film offers some excellent performances but it really takes its time and is very slow paced. It will likely lack interest for most children but will be best enjoyed by older, mature, audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that life is full of ups and downs and that sometimes things that you would never imagine could happen actually do; and, despite these challenges, you just have to keep going the best way you can.
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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