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Not recommended under 15 (Violence; Sexual references; Coarse language)
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to violence, sexual references and coarse language|
|Children 15 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:||Grand Budapest Hotel|
|Consumer advice lines:||Violence, sexual references, nudity and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The story of the Grand Budapest Hotel is told by an author (played by both Jude Law and Tom Wilkinson), who has written the story as told to him by the ageing Zero Moustafa (F Murray Abraham).In 1932, when the story begins, teenager Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori) starts work as lobby boy at the hotel in the snow covered mountains of the fictional country, Zubrowkan.
Zero is taken under the wing of the hotel’s legendary concierge Monsieur Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), the man responsible for absolutely everything that occurs at the hotel. Gustave’s real speciality lies in catering to the whims of the hotel’s older love-starved widows. One such widow is the elderly dowager the Countess Madame D. (Tilda Swinton), who has grave fears that her life is under threat.
Under Gustave’s careful supervision, Zero soon learns the ropes and becomes indispensable to Gustave. Zero also meets the love of his life, Agatha (Saoirse Ronan), a baker at the Mendl’s pastry shop.
When the Countess is found murdered, and Gustave is bequeathed a priceless painting “Boy with Apple” he suddenly finds himself conspired against by the Countess’s family, in particular her son Dmitri(Adrian Brody). As a result, Gustave is arrested for the Countess’s murder and sent to prison. Not believing that he will be given a fair trial, Gustave - with the assistance of Zero and Agatha, and a number of fellow prisoners - escapes.
Gustave and Zero are now on the run both from the authorities and Dmitri’s murderous henchman J. G. Jopling (Willem Dafoe). Facing a dire situation, Gustave puts out an emergency call to his fellow hotel concierges, who arrange a rescue and escape, with the pair setting off to find the evidence needed to clear Gustave’s name.
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.
Friendship and loyalty; murder; war.
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.
The film contains violence scattered throughout. Most of the violence depicted has a comical intent with a cartoonish feel. However, at the same time, some of the violence depicted in the film is brutal and realistic with some blood and core. Examples include:
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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by the scenes described above.
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.
Younger children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed by some of the scenes described above.
None of concern
The film contains sexual references and innuendo scattered throughout. Examples include:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Coarse language, and name calling are scattered throughout the film: examples include:
Grand Budapest Hotel is a clever and quirky comedy with a star-studded cast. It is recommended viewing for older adolescents and adults. The film’s violence, which is at times surprisingly brutal for an M rated film, the frequent coarse language and some of the sexual references make it unsuitable for younger teens, so it is not recommended for under 15s.
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Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
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