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Not recommended under 14, PG 14- 15 due to disturbing themes, coarse language and sex scene)
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|Children under 14||Not recommended due to disturbing themes, coarse language and sex scene|
|Children 14-15||Parental guidance recommended due to disturbing themes|
|Children 15 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.
|Name of movie:||Fault in our Stars, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Fault in Our Stars tells the unconventional love story of Hazel (Shalene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort), two witty teenagers who meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. The two share a journey that takes them beyond their illness and allows them both to believe and experience their own “forever after”. A chance opportunity arises for the couple to meet Hazel’s all-time favourite author, Van Houten (William Dafoe) the only person who has ever understood the journey of terminal cancer and who has lived and the two travel to Amsterdam to meet their hero.
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.
Terminal illness and death in children and adolescents
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.
Children in this age group are likely to be scared by the violence described above.
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.
There are a number of scenes where children and adolescents are seen as extremely ill and dying. These scenes are likely to be disturbing for kids of this age and beyond.
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 in this age group are likely to be disturbed by scenes involving children and teenagers sick and dying.
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by scenes involving children and teenagers sick and dying
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Fault in our Stars is a very sad but inspiring love story based on popular young adult fiction. Because of its disturbing themes of terminal illness and death, it is not recommended for children under 14 and some 14 year olds may also find it disturbing, so parental guidance is recommended under 15. Parents of younger teens may also be concerned by the coarse language and a sex scene.
The main message from this movie is that we should seize the day and live life to the full despite obstacles.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may also wish to discuss;
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