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Parental guidance under 8 (scary scenes, violence)
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|Children under 8||Parental guidance recommended due to some scary scenes and violence.|
|Children over the age of 8||Should be OK to view with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Flushed Away|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Roddy St. James (voiced by Hugh Jackman) is a pet rat who lives in luxury in London’s upper class Kensington district but is flushed down the toilet by an obnoxious sewer rat named Sid (Shane Richie). At the end of his sewer ride he finds a subterranean city, full of rats, mice, frogs and singing slugs.
Roddy is less than impressed with both the city and its inhabitants, and is determined to find his way home. He teams up with a rather feisty rat called Rita (Kate Winslet), who is the captain of a sewer boat named the Jammy Dodger.
The pair are attacked and taken prisoner by a couple of unsavoury sewer rats named Spike and Whitey (Andy Serkis and Bill Nighy) who work for the evil Toad (Ian McKellen). They eventually manage to escape, and Roddy convinces Rita that if she aids him in returning to his above-ground life he will reward her with riches to enable her to take care of her large extended family.
Roddy and Rita elude their pursuers and make their way back to Roddy’s home. Left on his own, Roddy starts to rethink his priorities.
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.
None of concern
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 slapstick violence in this movie including scenes where Roddy:
There is also slapstick violence involving other characters, including:
There are several scenes that contain violence of a slightly more serious and threatening nature 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.
Children in this age group may also be scared or disturbed by the scenes mentioned above.
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.
It is unlikely that anything in this movie would scare or disturb children over 8.
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.
It is unlikely that anything in this movie would scare or disturb children over 13.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There are also a number of instances of toilet humour.
There is one scene in which Toad drinks from a wineglass.
There is occasional low level coarse language in this movie, including “bum” and “get stuffed” and occasional putdowns, including a sexist remark, “screaming like a girl.”
Flushed Away is an animated feature which many older children and adults will enjoy and find amusing. The main message from this movie is that without friends and family material wealth is meaningless.
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