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Not recommended under 13, parental guidance to 14 (Adult themes and lack of interest for younger viewers)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to adult themes and lack of interest|
|Children aged 13–14||Parental guidance recommended due to adult themes.|
|Children over the age of 14||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:||Downton Abbey|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild Themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Downton Abbey is sent into a bustle of activity when they receive the news that they are to have the privilege of a visit by King George (Simon Jones) and Queen Mary (Geraldine James). The Royal Highnesses are planning to stay overnight so Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) anxiously plans their visit and a parade in their honour. Downstairs the staff are excitedly preparing for the great honour but their hopes are soon dashed when they learn that the Royal Highnesses will be bringing their own entourage of butlers, chef, ladies-in-waiting etc.
The Downton Abbey staff are treated very rudely by the Royal staff and so Anna Bates (Joanna Froggatt) plans to get their revenge. Meanwhile, a Captain Chetwode (Stephen Campbell Moore) arrives on the scene and takes a personal interest in Tom Branson (Allen Leech). Lady Mary suspects he might be a member of ‘Special Branch’, come to keep a check on Tom’s known Irish Republican sympathies, but Chetwode has plans of his own. The Royal visit arrives with some hitches, plots and sub plots but all is well in the end.
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.
Early 20th Century morals and culture; Adult themes; Plots against the King.
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:
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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:
Downton Abbey is a light-hearted period drama which continues the story of the Crawley family and includes all of the well-loved characters from the television series. It is funny and romantic but due to its content and its length it wouldn’t hold much interest for viewers under 13. Parental guidance is recommended for 13 – 14 year olds.
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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