Not recommended for under 15; suitable for 15 and over (violence, crude humour and adult themes).
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|Children Under 15||Not recommended|
|Children 15 and over||Suitable 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:||Daddy's Home|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild crude humour, sexual references and coarse language.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Daddy’s Home is a slapstick comedy which follows Brad (Will Ferrell), a modest radio executive who strives to become the best step-father to his wife Sarah’s (Linda Cardellini) two young children, Dylan (Owen Vaccaro) and Megan (Scarlett Estevez). Despite the two kids not being very accepting of him, Brad thoroughly enjoys being a stepfather, and dedicates considerable time to volunteering at the children’s school, church and scout programs.
The children’s biological father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) calls one day and discovers that his ex-partner has remarried, and proceeds to catch a flight over to meet the new man in his kids’ lives. Dusty is young, attractive and rides a motorcycle – and represents everything that Brad is not. Although the two men are polite to each other at first, Brad grows increasingly insecure and feels as though he cannot compete with Dusty.
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.
Families; Blended Families; Step-parents; Friendship
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 considerable slapstick-style violence within the film, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
None of concern
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.
None of concern
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.
None 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.
None of concern
There is some product placement, including:
There are considerable sexual references, including:
There is mild nudity, including:
There is some use of substances in the film, including:
There is considerable coarse language in the film, including:
Daddy’s Home is a comedy that explores issues of blended families and step-parenting. The movie highlights the insecurities that new parents or step-parents can face in regards to the responsibilities of having children, as well as the daunting nature of competing with an existing parent. However, it demonstrates that it is possible for parents and step-parents to work together, as well as learn from one another. The movie highlights that there is no single best way to parent, and that having decent motivations and always trying your hardest to do the right thing are the main qualities that define good parenting.
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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