Not suitable under 13; PG to 15 (Adult themes, violence, crude humour and coarse language).
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to adult themes, violence, crude humour and coarse language|
|Children 13 to 15||Parental guidance recommended due to adult themes, violence, crude humour 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:||Grown Ups 2|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild crude humour, violence, sexual references, nudity and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
It is the last day of the school year, and Lenny Fader (Adam Sandler), his wife Roxanne (Salma Hayek) and their three children have returned to live in the New England home town where Lenny grew up. Lenny has moved back to be reunited with the close friends he grew up with, Eric (Kevin James), Kurt (Chis Rock) and Marcus (David Spade), and to enable his children to experience the same healthy lifestyle he had growing up.
Unfortunately times have changed and life for Lenny is not going to be as easy going as he pictured it to be. The local swimming hole where Lenny and his friends had been swimming since they were eight-years old has now been taken over by college frat boys. Lenny’s teenage nemesis is back in town and determined not to let Lenny forget who the top dog is and Lenny’s children have trouble fitting in with the new school scene. Lenny’s friends also have their own problems. Marcus finds himself landed with a psychotic teenage son he didn’t know he had, Eric finds it more rewarding watching Days of Our Lives with his mother than spending time with his wife Sally (Maria Bello), and Kurt has a number of issues with his own family.
A day in Lenny’s life becomes even more complicated when a schizophrenic bus driver, a lunatic drunken policemen, a psychotic ex-girlfriend from Lenny’s elementary school days and several dozen crazed collage frat boys, out for Lenny’s blood, enter the picture. Lenny’s friends feel that an 80’s themed party, hosted at Lenny’s house, is just what is needed to put things back into perspective. Lenny and his friends soon learn however, that the craziness that occurred during the day is just a precursor for the craziness that is about to occur as Lenny’s party gets underway.
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.
Family relationships; sexual relationships including homosexuality and transsexual behaviour; mental illness.
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.
Grown Ups 2 contains some school-yard and adult bullying, occasional teen aggression and the depiction of slapstick styled violence scattered throughout. All violence depicted is void of any blood and gore, or real-life consequences. 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.
Children in this age group could 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 the above mentioned scenes.
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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the bullying shown.
There are many sexual references throughout 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 low to medium-level coarse language, putdowns and name calling scattered throughout. Examples include:
In addition there is a lot of crude/toilet humour such as:
Grown Ups 2 is a comedy film that relies heavily on adult themed, crude (mainly sexist) humour, toilet humour, slapstick comedy, coarse language and the objectification of women to entertain its audience. Parents should note that while younger children will be attracted to the film’s cast of children and teens as support characters, its adult themed content makes it unsuitable for younger children under the age of thirteen years.
The positive messages from this movie are
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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