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Not recommended under 12; parental guidance recommended 12-14 (lacks interest for young children; coarse language; substance use)
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|Children under 12
|Not recommended due to lack of interest, coarse language and substance use)
|Children 12 to 14
|Parental guidance recommended due to themes and substance use
|Children aged 14 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:
|Consumer advice lines:
|Mild themes and coarse language
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Hail, Caesar! is a Coen brothers comedy set in Hollywood in the 1950s. It follows a chaotic day in the life of “fixer” Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) as he tries to solve the actors’ and the studio’s problems and keep scandals at bay. In one day he deals with a pedantic director (Ralph Fiennes), an actress’s indiscretion (Scarlett Johansson), a dancer with a secret (Channing Tatum) and two nosey journalists (both played by Tilda Swinton). But when movie star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) goes missing, Eddie realises that he may be in over his head.
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.
The 1950s Hollywood scene; religion; communism and the campaigns against it; kidnapping; alcohol and nicotine dependence
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.
Children in this age group may also be scared 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.
Some of the younger children in this age group may also be scared 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.
Nothing of concern
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial nudity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Hail, Caesar! is a comedy set in the 1950s that is an inside look at the chaos of show business and the way in which studios worked to avoid scandals involving stars. Because of the coarse language, substance use, and themes that are more likely to be of interest to older audiences (such as the politics of the time) the film is not recommended for under 12s and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 12 - 14 years.
The main message from this movie is that you should do what you love rather than what is easy.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include loyalty and the importance of hard work.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the real-life consequences of telling lies and keeping secrets, and when it is appropriate to keep a secret.
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