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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (themes, mild coarse language and sexual references). Likely to lack interest for most children under 15.
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to themes, mild coarse language and sexual references.|
|Children aged 8–10||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, mild coarse language and sexual references.|
|Children over the age of 10||Ok for this age group but likely to lack interest for most children under the age of 15.|
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:||Downton Abbey: A New Era|
|Consumer advice lines:||Occasional mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
As Violet Grantham’s (Maggie Smith) health begins to rapidly decline and the family is told that the end is near, she discovers that a long lost love has left her a villa in the south of France. Knowing that her own grandchildren are well cared for financially, Violet decides to leave the villa to the great-grandchild who stands to inherit the least. While Robert (Hugh Bonneville) and Cora Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern), along with Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael), head to France to finalise the transfer of the property, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) stays at Downton Abbey to supervise the filming of a movie set upon its grounds. The servants all have high hopes of getting to know the famous actors, especially the legendary Guy Dexter (Dominic West) and beautiful Myrna Dalgleish (Laura Haddock). But sometimes meeting those you idolise is not all it’s cracked up to be. When a series of incidents threatens the production, Lady Mary and the rest of her household step in to save the day.
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.
The fickleness of the entertainment industry; Classism; Snobbery; Cultural feuds; The perils of gambling; Romantic trysts; Homosexual relationships.
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.
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 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.
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: A New Era is a continuation of the story of the Grantham’s and those who touch their lives. The film contains historically accurate costumes, sets and dialogue and, along with being somewhat difficult for younger ones to follow, will lack interest for most children. The film will, instead, be best enjoyed by older, more mature audiences and fans of the original series.
The main messages from this movie are that young love is never forgotten; and that you must never forget who you are or where you’ve come from.
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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