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Not suitable under 15; parental guidance to 15 (coarse language, crude sexual references and themes)
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|Children under 15||Not suitable due to frequent coarse language, crude sexual references and themes.|
|Children aged 15||Parental guidance recommended due to frequent coarse language, crude sexual references and themes.|
|Children aged 16 and over||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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Farce of the Penguins|
|Consumer advice lines:||Moderate sexual references, Moderate coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The movie is a parody of an earlier documentary, the March of the Penguins. Penguins Carl (voice of Bob Saget) and best friend Jimmy (Lewis Black) embark on a trek 70 miles back to the breeding grounds to begin the next generation of penguins. On the way, Carl laments how he has always been unlucky in the love department so Jimmy resolves to help him find his “girl”. On their journey they meet up with a few interesting personalities including other penguins, a snow owl, seals, sea-lions, and a walrus. Eventually they reach the breeding grounds and Carl finally finds his true love, Melissa (Christina Applegate). Together they produce a chick and live happily ever after.
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.
Sexuality and sexual behaviour, both animal and human
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 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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes.
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.
Children over eight are unlikely to be scared by anything in this film.
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.
Children over thirteen are unlikely to be scared by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are constant sexual references, many of them crude, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is no use of substances in this movie, however substance use is mentioned including:
There is excessive coarse language in this movie, including:
Farce of the Penguins is a crude parody of an existing wildlife nature movie using actual footage of penguins on their march to the breeding grounds. It is based on a documentary style with a narrator and minimal subtitles.
The positive messages from this movie, largely overshadowed by the crudity, are the importance of determination, endurance and friendship.
Parents may also wish to discuss the real-life consequences of sexual behaviour and the need to respect the opposite sex.
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