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Not recommended under 7 due to themes and messages. Parental guidance to 10.
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|Children under 7||Not recommended under 7 due to themes and messages|
|Children aged 7–10||Parental guidance is recommended.|
|Children over the age of 10||Most children over the age of 10 could see this movie without parental guidance.|
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:||Here Comes the Grump|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild drug innuendo|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The Grin (Ian McShane) and his girlfriend Mary (Amy Thompson) arrive in the Kingdom of Groovingham with the world at their feet. He has just graduated with top honours from Wizard School and has accepted a position in the royal court from the King himself. The Grin wants to use his powers to bring happiness to everyone, however, his actions have unintended consequences and he and Mary soon find themselves on the run from the law. When Mary is secretly banished to another realm, believing she has left him, The Grin transforms into The Grump and is determined to use his powers to make everyone else as miserable as he is. While the tales of his doings spread terror throughout the realm and he is eventually captured and put in prison, he continues to hone his powers and hatch plans for revenge. Meanwhile, in an earth-like dimension, in order to bring happiness to others Mary has created an amusement park based on the world she left behind and the love story that was left unfinished. When Mary eventually dies her grandson, Terry (Toby Kebbell), takes over and struggles to keep the park going. When all hope seems lost Terry accidentally opens a portal to the other dimension and finds himself in the Kingdom of Groovingham where the King has recently passed away, his daughter, Princess Dawn (Lily Collins), is having her coronation and The Grump has just escaped from prison. Angry he has lost his chance for revenge on the King, The Grump decides he will curse the princess and the entire kingdom instead. When Terry arrives at the castle Princess Dawn thinks all her troubles are at an end as he is there to save her, but all Terry wants is to get back home. When the pair learn that an oracle holds the key to helping them both they set out together to find it, learning some lessons about love and happiness and letting go.
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.
Death or separation from a loved one, the transformative power of magic and that romantic love is the foundation for happiness.
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.
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
It is unlikely that anything in this movie would scare or disturb children over the age of thirteen.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in 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 some coarse language in this movie, including:
Here Comes the Grump is an animated fantasy that will appeal to younger audiences. Parents and mature viewers may struggle to enjoy the movie as the plot is jumpy, the animation simplistic and characters are somewhat questionable.
The main messages from this movie are that true love equates to happiness, that misery loves company and that sometimes in order to find what you are looking for you simply have to let it go.
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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