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Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Themes; Coarse language; sexual references)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to themes, coarse language, sexual references, and lack of interest|
|Children 8 - 13||parental guidance recommended due to themes, coarse language and sexual references|
|Children 13 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Goddess|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
James (Ronan Keating) and Elspeth (Laura Michelle Kelly) have moved from the UK to an idyllic but remote farmhouse in Tasmania. James is able to continue his research into saving whales from there while Elspeth raises their two-year-old twin boys. James is often away for long periods and Elspeth finds the role of looking after the boys, who are very demanding, difficult. Isolated, and with no family or friends for support, she is often lonely. She finds herself looking back to the days when she used to sing in bars back in the UK.
On one of his trips home James gives Elspeth a webcam to keep in touch with him while he is away. When she can never raise him on the webcam, Elspeth decides to record herself singing her ‘kitchen songs’ which she uploads on to the Internet. She becomes a household sensation and is picked up by the ‘Goddess’ firm to be the face of a new computer tablet designed for women. At first Elspeth is thrilled with the attention but she soon finds the price of fame too much to bear.
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.
Isolation; parenting; celebrity
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 comic violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Nothing of concern
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.
Nothing of concern
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 be confused by scenes in which Elspeth and James flirt with others.
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.
Nothing of concern
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial 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:
Goddess is a romantic musical comedy. It is a very original, and quite refreshing, look at the difficulties that young mothers face in today’s world. It also looks at the ethical values of filming everyday activities and showing them on the Internet, particularly without a person’s knowledge. The film, rated PG, is not recommended for under 8s and parental guidance is recommended for 8-13 year olds. The coarse language, sexual references and themes make it more suitable for, and of more interest to, adolescents and adults
The main messages from this movie are that family is more important than fame and that the sacrifices needed to become famous are often not worth making.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include loyalty and forgiveness.
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