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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 13 (themes, language, fantasy violence)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to themes, language and fantasy violence.|
|Children aged 10–13||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, language and fantasy violence.|
|Children over the age of 13||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:||Finding You|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, fantasy violence, coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
After being rejected from the New York music conservatory, Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid) abruptly decides to follow in her dead brother’s footsteps and go on an exchange to Ireland hoping to find some of the magic that he found there and hoping to use the opportunity to improve her playing and audition again. By chance, Finley is seated next to Beckett Rush (Jedidiah Goodacre), a famous movie star who is shooting a film near where she is staying. Unimpressed by his arrogance and the little she knows of him, Finley is more than happy to say good-bye at the end of the trip but, as luck would have it, he is staying in the Inn run by Finley’s host family. After she helps him run lines and improve his performance, Beckett helps Finley win over the bitter and angry Cathleen Sweeny (Vanessa Redgrave), who is the elderly companion that Finley is matched with and who becomes integral to her passing her Irish studies. As Finley and Beckett become friends, stronger feelings begin to emerge but they are hampered by Beckett’s father/manager (Tom Everett Scott) who sees Finley as a dangerous distraction; and by Taylor (Katherine McNamara), Beckett’s leading lady who, as far as the world can tell, is also his girlfriend. While Finley searches for the meaning of a message left by her brother; tries to mend the rift between Catherine and her estranged sister; and attempts to capture the magic of Ireland in her music, Beckett must find the courage to face his father and stand up for what he truly wants and who he truly wishes to be.
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.
Rejection; Death of a family member; Drawbacks of fame; Family dysfunction; The dangers and power of social media; Holding grudges; The hardships of child actors; Town gossip; and on a lesser note, Domestic abuse.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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:
Finding You is an innocent, romantic film that focuses not so much on finding love as it does on finding yourself. Based on the novel, There You’ll Find Me, by Jenny B Jones, the film provides an excellent role model for girls, specifically in relation to the lead character who is resilient, responsible and kind, who displays courage in the face of defeat and is not impressed by social standing, fame or money. This is a family film for those with older children and is likely to be enjoyed by adults and teens and tweens alike.
The main messages from this movie are to not be afraid or discouraged by the changes and chances of life for we are never truly alone; and that we should always look deeper, for things are not always as they may at first appear.
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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