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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (violence and scary scenes)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 15||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:||Enola Holmes|
|Consumer advice lines:||Violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown), the younger sister of Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft Holmes (Sam Claflin), finds herself on a journey in search of her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) who has disappeared to continue her fight for women’s suffrage. As Enola follows clues to her mother’s location, obstacles get in her way, including a strict teacher (Fiona Shaw) who wants to force her into a finishing school for girls, and a young viscount (Louis Partridge) who is on the run from his greedy family. Enola’s adventure takes her beyond just finding her mother, and toward understanding herself and how she can change the world for the better.
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.
Separation from a parent; Death of a parent; Body shaming; Children as victims.
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:
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.
Nothing further of concern.
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Enola Holmes is a period comedy with feel-good friendships, themes of female empowerment, and an engaging plot of mystery and intrigue. Due to violence and scary sequences, this film is best suited for children aged 13 and older, with parental guidance to 15.
The main messages from this movie are that women deserve the right to independence and autonomy over their lives; and that friends and family should help each other in times of need.
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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