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Not recommended under 13 and parental guidance to 15 (Language, sexual references, distressing scenes).
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|Children under 13||Due to language, sexual references and some distressing scenes this film is not recommended for children under the age of 13.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended.|
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:||Five Feet Apart|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Five Feet Apart gives audiences a glimpse into the life of 17-year-old Stella (Hayley Lu Richardson), who suffers from cystic fibrosis (CF) and is back in the hospital waiting for a lung transplant. It is here that she meets Will (Cole Sprouse), a headstrong, young, artist also suffering with CF but carrying a deadly bacteria as well. With the support of Po (Moises Arias), a homosexual teenager, fellow CF patient and long-time friend of Stella, they strike up an unlikely friendship that soon leads to romance. Stella helps Will find hope and teaches him to follow his treatment schedule; while Will shows Stella how to embrace life, take chances and live in the moment. CF suffers must always stay at least 6 feet away from each other so that they do not make each other sick, but Stella and Will decide to steal a foot back and only remain 5 feet apart as CF has already stolen so much from them. Repeated acts of kindness from both sides show their relationship grow from friendship to love and despite nurse Barb’s (Kimberly Hebert Gregory) best efforts to keep them in line and keep them apart, Will and Stella show everyone the depth of their devotion to each other and what they are willing to sacrifice not only for love, but also for life.
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.
Death; serious illness; and family breakdown.
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.
Aside from the constant threat of death handing over the main characters’ heads there is nothing in the film that would frighten children over the age of 13.
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 occasional coarse language in this movie, including:
Five Feet Apart is a romantic, heart wrenching drama about young love that cannot be. It highlights the plight of patients living with Cystic Fibrosis and will appeal to adult and teenage audiences. While the plot is somewhat predictable, the acting is top notch and messages are both purposeful and empowering.
The main messages from this movie are to seize every moment and to truly live your life, to value your time because you never know when it will run out, to show kindness and empathy towards others, to love your family and friends with all your heart and to hug them if you can, to realise the importance of human touch and never take it for granted.
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 the importance of following medical advice and taking precautions as there can be fatal consequences for failing to follow those rules.
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