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Not suitable under 4; parental guidance to 5 (violence, scary scenes)
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|Children under 4||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 4–5||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 5||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:||Elfkins, The - Baking a Difference|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes and violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
For many years the Elfkins have lived underground, in hiding, from the mean and ungrateful humans whom they used to help until the tailor's wife told everyone about them. Every year at the Elf-fest, the Elfkins re-enact this story as a reminder. They also compete to see who has been the best craftsman for the year. Helvi (voice of Jelia Haese) is a high-spirited and well-meaning Elfkin but nearly always lands in trouble. When she is beaten in the competition by Kipp (Louis Hoffman), she decides to leave her village and go up to the exciting world of humans.
Helvi is followed to the outside by Kipp and her friend Butz (Leon Seidel) where, after navigating the dangers of the road, they meet up with Theo (Detlef Bierstedt), a former brilliant chef. Theo's shop is now sadly closed because his brother, Bruno (Rolf Berg), has opened a new, glitzy shop opposite and taken all of Theo's business. Theo is now in debt and Bruno is looking to take over. It is up to the Elfkins to put things right and to remember their main purpose in life, which is to help others.
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.
Competitiveness; Characters in mild peril.
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 quite a lot of violence in this movie, mostly done for laughs, including:
Other violence includes:
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.
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:
The Elfkins - Baking a Difference is an animated, comic family movie. The background sets are quite impressive and the Elfkins are cute. The movie explores the issues of individual competitiveness versus working together as a group. The brothers, Theo and Bruno, have become rival enemies but things work out well in the end. This movie is best suited to children aged 6 and over and, as there is quite a lot of violence, parental guidance is recommended for children aged 4-5.
The main messages from this movie are to help others and to work together, rather than against each other.
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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