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Not suitable under 14; not recommended under 15; parental guidance to 15 (violence, scary scenes, sex scenes, self-harm)
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|Children under 14||Not suitable due to violence, scary scenes, sex scenes, and self-harm.|
|Children aged 14||Not recommended due to violence, scary scenes, sex scenes, and self-harm.|
|Children aged 15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes, sex scenes, and self-harm.|
|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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Don't Worry Darling|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, sex scenes, violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Jack (Harry Styles) and Alice (Florence Pugh) seemingly live an ideal life in an experimental model town called Victory. It is set during the 50’s in America, where all the men dutifully go off to work each morning, while their wives stay home and clean the house. Alice spends her day cleaning, vacuuming, washing etc., while listening to the encouraging words of Victory boss, Frank (Chris Pine), on the radio. The afternoons are spent with her neighbour and friend, Bunny (Olivia Wilde), along with the other wives, either doing ballet, shopping, or relaxing, drinking cocktails by the pool. By the time Jack returns home, dinner is prepared and Alice can’t wait to have sex with him.
No-one knows what secretive work their husbands do, and it is seen as an offence to bring the subject up. However, when Alice’s friend, Margaret (Kiki Layne), starts to question what’s going on, her life begins to unravel and she goes into a very dark place. At first, Alice tries to encourage Margaret but Alice too starts to question her reality. Alice finds herself increasingly suspicious of what is happening around her and when she eventually confronts Frank, her world falls apart.
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.
Control; Virtual Reality; Suicide and self-harm.
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 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 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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Don’t Worry Darling is a psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats. The film has an interesting twist in the plot that is very 21st century. The fact that Harry Styles stars in this movie will attract young teenage girls, however, the film really isn’t suitable for this age group, particularly with one character committing suicide and another self-harming. It is therefore not suitable for children under 14 and not recommended for children under 15, and parental guidance is recommended for 15-year-olds.
The main message from this movie is, what would you give up to have a perfect life?
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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