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Not suitable under 10, PG to 13 (Themes; Sexual references; Coarse languages)
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|Children under 10||Not recommended due to themes, sexual references and coarse language|
|Children 10-13||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, sexual references and coarse language|
|Children 14 and over||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.
|Name of movie:||Fun Size|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild sexual references, crude humour and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Fun Size is a teenage comedy drama about Wren (Victoria Justice) a teenager who is grieving the death of her father a year previously. Wren’s family members are all struggling to manage their grief. Her mother (Chelsea Handler) is avoiding her feelings by dating a 26 year old and her 8 year old brother, Albert (Jackson Nicholl), has stopped talking and is finding refuge in eating sweets.
Wren is momentarily distracted from her dysfunctional life when she is invited to a Halloween party by the coolest boy at school, Aaron Riley (Thomas McDonnell). At the last minute however her mother leaves her responsible for her little brother for the night so her party plans are abandoned. Wren and her best friend, April (Jane Levy) begrudgingly take Albert trick-or-treating but while they are out on the busy Halloween streets, Wren loses sight of Albert and is unable to find him in the sea of trick-or-treaters.
In a panic Wren calls upon her geeky friends Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) and Peng (Osric Chau) to help them find Albert. Meanwhile, Albert has some Halloween adventures of his own as he meets many colourful characters while finding his way home.
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 of a father and family grief; a child missing and in dangerous situations
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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes
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 may also be disturbed by Albert’s misadventures, in particular when he is shoved, grabbed and locked away by a man who has drunk a lot of alcohol.
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.
Most children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film
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 some coarse language in this movie, including:
Fun Size is a teenage comedy drama about a girl whose Halloween plans are foiled when she is landed with her troublesome little brother for the night, and the two find some unexpected Halloween adventure. The themes of a grieving family and a young boy lost and facing possible danger, together with sexual references and coarse language, make it unsuitable for under tens and many parents may not wish their tweens and younger teens to see it.
The main messages from this movie are being true to yourself and sticking by your family.
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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