Australian Council on Children and the Media

Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (in 3D)

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This topic contains:

  • overall comments and recommendations
  • details of classification and consumer advice lines for Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (in 3D)
  • a review of Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (in 3D) completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 20 March 2008.

Overall comments and recommendations

Children under 9 Parental guidance recommended. Some parents may be concerned at the youth of the fans shown wearing make up, wigs and clothing like Miley/Hannah and the possibility of imitation by young children.
Children 9 and over OK for this age group

About the movie

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: Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (in 3D)
Classification: G
Consumer advice lines: None
Length 75 minutes minutes

ACCM review

This review of the movie contains the following information:

A synopsis of the story

Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert is essentially a filmed concert of a young performer, Miley, interspersed with documentary style interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.  It is filmed entirely in 3D. Miley initially appears as her television alter-ego, Hannah Montana then, after handing over to her support act, the Jonas Brothers, returns to the stage as herself.

Themesinfo

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 world of a young celebrity and her fans

Use of violenceinfo

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.

None of concern

Material that may scare or disturb children

Under fiveinfo

Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.

None of concern

Aged five to eightinfo

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.

None of concern

Aged eight to thirteeninfo

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.

None of concern

Over thirteeninfo

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.

None of concern

Product placement

The Hannah Montana TV show and associated products.

Sexual references

None of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

There is some partial nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:

  • very mildly sensual Latin-American dancing
  • very mild flirtatious behaviour between Miley Cyrus and band members
  • young children wearing make up, clothing and wigs, and dancing and singing like Miley/Hannah

Use of substances

None of concern

Coarse language

None of concern

In a nutshell

Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert is a non-fiction film featuring a concert plus documentary footage.  It is unique in that it is filmed in 3D, requiring viewers to wear supplied 3D spectacles.

Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:

  • a positive outlook on life and its challenges
  • family relationships and support

Some parents may wish to discuss with their children the importance of having a role model to aspire to without the need to replicate their image.  Many of the children attending the concert were quite young but already wearing make-up, wigs and fashionable clothing like Hannah/Miley.

Parents might also wish to reinforce travel safety in vehicles, as Miley and her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, are seen travelling to the rehearsal studio in the back seat of a car without wearing seat belts.

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