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Not recommended under 6; parental guidance to 7 (violence; some crude humour)
This topic contains:
|Children under 6
|Not recommended due to violence and some crude humour
|Children aged 6-7
|Parental guidance recommended due to violence and some crude humour
|Children aged 8 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog days
|Consumer advice lines:
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, based upon the popular graphic novel, is the story of Greg (Zachary Gordon) learning to navigate the dramas of middle school with his best friend Rowley (Robert Capron). With school out for the summer, Greg tries to occupy himself with a series of misguided adventures, attempting to gain the favour of the beautiful Holly (Peyton List) while convincing his father Frank (Steve Zahn) that he’s nothing but responsible.
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 limited violence and some accidental harm 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 the age of 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could 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.
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
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
Some mild sexual references include:
There is some partial and implied nudity in this movie, including:
None of concern
Mild coarse language and crude humour include:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog days is the latest film based on the series of popular books. It is a story about growing up and learning about the consequences of one’s actions. Despite only wanting to stay inside and play video games at the beginning of the summer, Greg learns that there is more to life – that relationships are crucial, and that you should strive for the things that you want. It is aimed at, and likely be enjoyed by, upper primary and young teenage children.
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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