Not suitable under 15 (language, substance use, sexual references, adult humour)
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|Children under 15||Not suitable due to coarse language, drug and alcohol use, strong sexual references, and crude adult humour|
|Children aged 15||Parental guidance recommended|
|Children over the age of 15||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:||Good Boys|
|Consumer advice lines:||Strong crude sexual humour and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When 12-year-old ‘Bean Bag Boys’, Max (Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon), and Lucas (Keith L. Williams), are invited to a “kissing party”, they borrow Max’s father’s drone to spy on their teenage neighbours, Hannah (Molly Gordon) and Lily (Midori Francis), to get some mouth-to-mouth inspiration. After the girls capture the drone and refuse to give it back, the boys hatch a plan to replace it before Max’s dad finds out and stops them from going to the party. Things get complicated when the boys realise they have accidentally stolen MDMA (aka ecstasy/Molly) from Hannah and Lily, who will do anything to get it back.
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.
Divorce; Friendship; Underage drinking; Drug use
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
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:
Good Boys is an adult, gross-out style comedy, which, while inappropriate for children under 15, is well made and has great performances from the central characters. This film will likely entertain adults and older teenagers but is inappropriate for children under 15 due to coarse language, strong sexual references, alcohol and drug use, and adult crude humour.
The main messages from this movie are that friends are more important than being ‘popular’ and friendships grow and change, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay close.
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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