PG to 8 (Viol., Scary scenes) , lacks interest over 13
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|Children under 8||Parental guidance recommended due to some violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 8-13||Children of this age would enjoy this movie|
|Children over the age of 13||Lacks interest 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:||Happily N’Ever After|
|Consumer advice lines:||n/a|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Fairytale Land is controlled by a Wizard (voice of George Carlin) who controls the scales of good and evil and makes sure that fairytales end happily ever after. He is assisted in this task by two helpers called Munk (voice of Wallace Shawn) and Mambo (voice of Andy Dick). When the Wizard goes on holiday, he leaves his assistants in charge and all goes badly.
Frieda (voice of Sigourney Weaver), the evil stepmother of Ella a.k.a. Cinderella (voice of Sarah Michelle Gellar) gets hold of the Wizard’s magic staff and proceeds to turn Fairytale Land upside down, so that all the happy endings become unhappy and the bad characters win and come to the castle to party and create chaos.
Ella is in love with the handsome prince but his servant, Rick, is secretly in love with Ella. He sees the battle to restore order as a way to prove himself and win Ella. Ella, however, believes that only the prince can save them. Through the course of their adventure she learns that you don’t need to wait for a hero, you need to believe in yourself and your friends.
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.
None of concern
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 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 are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
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.
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:
Happily N’Ever After is an animated adventure comedy featuring many familiar fairytale characters. The message of this movie is that life is an adventure and that just living ‘happily ever after’ is really quite boring. Also that rather than waiting for a hero to come along and save you, you should believe in yourself and take action.
Values that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:Trust your friendships
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children the importance of being responsible and taking your job seriously, and what happens when you don’t.
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