Not suitable under 6; parental guidance 6-9 (sad themes of death, mild coarse language, teenage deviant behaviour)
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|Children under 6||Not suitable due to sad themes (death of parent; death of a friend), mild coarse language, and teenage deviant behaviour.|
|Children aged 6–9||Parental guidance recommended due to sad themes (death of parent; death of a friend), mild coarse language, and teenage deviant behaviour.|
|Children aged 10 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:||Go!|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
15-year-old Jack (William Lodder) and his mother Christie (Frances O'Connor) leave their Sydney home behind for a fresh start in a little country town in Western Australia. The local attraction is a go-kart racetrack, run by notoriously moody and withdrawn Patrick (Richard Roxburgh). Soon after his arrival, Jack discovers not only his passion but also his talent for motor racing. However, in order to beat local champion and bully Dean, he needs help. Unexpectedly, Dean's sister Mandy (Anastasia Bampos), clumsy but loyal mate Colin (Darius Amarfio-Jefferson), and eventually Patrick, a former successful race driver himself, come to his aid. Will Mandy's engineering talent and innovation, Colin's moral support, and Patrick's monosyllabic but priceless advice be enough to help Jack become the national go-kart champion? And will Jack be able to overcome his grief for his deceased Dad and beat his tendency to act recklessly and risk too much?
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.
Coming of age; motor racing; competitiveness; weighing up risks; teamwork; friendship; first love; working through grief; self-reflection.
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.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Go! is an Australian coming of age racing drama packed with positive role models and messages. Revolving around teenager Jack, the movie appeals to a tween and teenage audience. The excellent cast, great soundtrack and somewhat predictable yet heart-warming story make Go! a movie worth watching for families with tween and teen children.
The main message from this movie is that you cannot escape emotional baggage, instead, it is important to work through it, with the help of family and friends. A strong message in this movie is that it is okay for boys and men to show emotions and to talk about their fears. Another important message is that reckless behaviour is dangerous, and it is worth being patient and level-headed rather than pushing too far and taking too big a risk.
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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