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PG under 11 (Disturbing scenes and coarse language)
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|Children under 11||Parental guidance recommended due to disturbing scenes and coarse language.|
|Children over the age of 11||OK 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:||Daddy Day Camp|
|Consumer advice lines:||Infrequent mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Charlie Hinton (Cuba Gooding Jr) and Phil Ryerson (Paul Rae) run a successful day care service, which their now 7 year old sons have attended. Both dads are reluctant for their sons to attend summer camp due to their own bad experiences of camp when growing up. For Charlie it reminds him of his loss in the camp Olympiad baton relay, and in particular, his memory of having failed in front of his military father (Richard Gant).
Charlie and Phil finally agree to let the boys go camp, but are horrified to discover their old camp facility, Camp Driftwood, is now run down and failing next to the highly funded and successful Camp Canola. In an impetuous moment, Charlie and Phil buy the campsite and set about restoring it to its former glory. In the process they encounter a tremendous number of hurdles including a lack of staff and money, dilapidated facilities, pressure of foreclosure from the bank, a motley group of dissatisfied day campers and constant threats of invasion from Camp Canola marauders and their leader, Lance (Lochlyn Munro).
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 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 five, 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 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the scenes mentioned above.
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:
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There are some coarse language and put downs in this movie, including:
Daddy Day Camp is a light weight family comedy and is a sequel to Daddy Day Care. Children will enjoy the farcical physical comedy and seeing children outsmart adults. Adolescents and adults may find the humour a little simplistic, but the cast are engaging and mostly likeable.
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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