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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 12 (violence, scary scenes, themes, language)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to violence, themes, scary scenes and language.|
|Children aged 10–12||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes, scary scenes and language.|
|Children over the age of 12||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.
|Name of movie:||Drifting Home|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, blood and gore, violence, fantasy themes, scary scenes. Some scenes may affect photosensitive viewers.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
With his old apartment building soon to be destroyed, Kosuke (voice of Mutsumi Tamura) and a couple of friends go to visit the abandoned place and also to see if the rumours about it being haunted by a ghost are actually true. While there, they run into their classmate, Natsume, who used to live with Kosuke and his family, and they are soon joined by an additional two classmates. Embarrassed at being found there, Natsume (voice of Asami Seto) tells everyone about Noppo (voice of Ayumu Murase), another young person who used to live in the building, and they set off to search for him. When Natsume has a fall, something happens and they all find themselves in the same apartment building, only now it is adrift at sea and their city is nowhere to be found. Unable to figure out what has happened to them or how they are going to get back, the group must find a way to work together and to strengthen friendships in order to survive. As they encounter different buildings from their past, also adrift at sea, they venture out to find food and water but find much more than that in the form of powerful memories they are forced to face, to process and ultimately learn to move on from.
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.
Family breakdown; Death of a loved one; The challenges of maintaining childhood friendships through the tween years; Jealousy; Loss; Letting go of the past.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Drifting Home is an English dubbed, coming-of-age, anime movie, containing lots of over the top melodrama and an unusual plot. The film will likely be best enjoyed by tweens, teens and general anime fans.
The main messages from this movie are that eventually you have to let go of the past in order to embrace the future; that everything changes; and that even through heartache and struggle, the most powerful friendships will find a way to survive.
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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