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Parental guidance to 13 (Lang.)
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|Children under 13||Parental guidance recommended due to coarse language|
|Children over the age of 13||Should be okay to see 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:||Footy Legends|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language, Mild sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Luc Vu (Ahn Do) is young Vietnamese man, living in the Western suburbs of Sydney, who has been down on his luck lately. He is the sole carer for his 11 year old sister Anne (Lisa Saggers) after the recent death of their mother and has recently lost his job in a factory. However, he is bolstered by the support of his former school footy mates, all of whom have their own troubles, and the “get out and fight” mantra of his grandfather, who now lives in a nursing home.
After a series of complaints from Anne’s school about Luc’s care of her, the Department of Community Services (DOCS) becomes involved and a case worker (Claudia Karvan) tells Luc that unless he shows more responsibility and gets a job, DOCS will place Anne in foster care. Luc hits upon the idea of entering the Holden Footy Championship Cup to solve his troubles, as the winners of the competition win a Holden Ute and become models for the next season’s Lowes’ clothing catalogue. He convinces his former team-mates to join his team and they begin training for the competition.
Luc and his friends unexpectedly make their way through the competition, learning lessons about themselves, their friendships and their community, and earning the respect of their families and opposition. However, as the Department’s plan to remove Anne from Luc’s care becomes imminent, he must make the difficult decision between his responsibility for his family and his loyalty to his team.
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.
Family under threat
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 is one scene that could disturb children under the age of five, in which Anne runs away from home and goes to visit her mother’s grave. Luc frantically looks for her and eventually finds her at their mother’s grave, but unwell after an asthma attack. The next scene shows them both in a hospital ward with Anne attached to an oxygen mask and an intravenous drip.
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 or scared 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.
It is unlikely that children over the age of eight would be disturbed by anything in this movie.
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 children over the age of thirteen would be disturbed by anything in this movie.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
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 name-calling and smoking. Parents may also wish to point out, in respect of the scene in which Boof’s son urinates on a power board, that this is actually a very dangerous thing to do.
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