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Not suitable under 13, Not recommended 13-15 (themes, sexual references, coarse language and drug references)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to themes, sexual references, coarse language and drug references|
|Children aged 13-15||Not recommended due to themes, sexual references, coarse language and drug references|
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:||Easy A|
|Consumer advice lines:||Frequent sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
High school student Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) believes herself to be average and un-noticed by her peers. Olive’s best friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) invites Olive to go away for the weekend but Olive refuses, preferring to stay at home and do nothing. At school, Rhiannon asks Olive about her weekend at home and Olive, feeling guilty about not going away with Rhiannon, makes up an elaborate story about losing her virginity ("V card") to a college boy. Olive’s story is overheard by the campus Christian do-gooder Marianne (Amanda Bynes), who wastes no time spreading the gossip. Olive is promptly branded a “skank” with her life now echoing The Scarlet Letter, a book Olive is studying for English Literature.
Olive has good intensions of renouncing her lie, but before she can do so her classmate Brandon (Dan Byrd), who knows about the lie, convinces Olive to have fake sex with him at a party so that he can improve his social status at school. Brandon is being victimised because he is gay. Olive, feeling sorry for Brandon, agrees to the deception, and their pretence is so successful that Bandon is immediately skyrocketed to the status of Super Stud. The next day Olive is inundated with losers and misfits offering her gift cards and money vouchers for fake sex in order to improve their social status. Olive agrees to help them but the situation soon spirals out of control.
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.
Lying and deception; teenage sexual relationships; Christian morality
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.
Easy A contains some violence. Examples include:
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 eight, 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by the above.
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.
No additional scenes.
None of concern
Easy A contains frequent sexual references and innuendoes throughout. However the references and innuendoes used are relevant and meaningful to the film’s plot and are not employed to be deliberately crude or offensive. Examples include:
Easy A contains some simulated sexual activity, some mild sensuality and brief partial nudity. Examples include:
Easy A depicts some substances use and references to drug use. Examples include:
Easy A contains frequent coarse language and put-downs throughout. Examples include:
Easy A is an outstanding comedy romance about relationships and morality. The film has a great cast and the dialogue is clever and witty without the need to rely on cheap and crude humour. While not suitable for younger teens, the film raises some important issues which may be discussed with older adolescents.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as
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