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Not suitable under 13, PG to 15 (Violence, Themes, Sexual references)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to violence, themes and sexual references|
|Children aged 13-15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and sexual references|
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:||Fool's Gold|
|Consumer advice lines:||Moderate violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film opens with treasure hunter, Ben “Finn” Finnegan (Mathew McConaughey) searching the seabed for sunken treasure. While he is underwater, Finn’s boat catches fire and sinks. The loss of his boat leaves Finn owing a large sum of money to local loanshark and all round bad-guy Bigg Bunny (Kevin Hart), who subsequently orders Finn’s execution. Finn is chained to an anchor and dropped into the deep ocean.
Finn is able to free himself and reach land just in time to rush into court for his divorce from his wife Tess (Kate Hudson). Outside the court, Finn tries to persuade Tess that he has finally found the location of the sunken Spanish treasure ship for which they have been searching for the last eight years, but Tess is unconvinced.
Tess, who never wants to see Finn again, works as a steward aboard a luxury yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland), who is currently being visited by his estranged daughter Gemma (Alexis Dziena). Through a series of events involving Gemma, Finn ends up as a guest on the same yacht. He persuades Nigel and Tess that he really does know where the sunken treasure ship is located, and Finn, Tess, Nigel and Gemma are soon chasing after sunken treasure.
Bigg Bunny, after learning of Finn’s find, is also after the treasure and hires Finn’s old mentor and rival, Moe Fitch (Ray Winstone) to find the treasure before Finn. The scene is thus set for an exciting and action-packed race.
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.
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.
Numerous scenes of violence, both slapstick and more brutal, include:
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 disturbed by the scenes described 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by many of the scenes listed above.
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 in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the scenes listed above.
None of concern.
Fool’s Gold contains sexual references and innuendoes. Examples include:
Fool’s Gold contains some nudity and sexual activity. Examples include:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Fool's Gold contains low to medium level coarse language and putdowns throughout. Examples include:
Fool’s Gold is a romantic action comedy which is likely to appeal to older adolescents and adults. There are few positive values in this film for parents to reinforce. Finn appears to be a man of mixed qualities, driven by his obsession with finding the treasure.
This movie could give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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