Not recommended to under 8, PG to 13 (Lang. Themes.)
This topic contains:
|Children under 8||Due to its content this movie is not suitable for children under 8.|
|Children aged 8-13||Would need parental guidance to see this movie.|
|Children over the age of 13||Some children in this age bracket could still need some parental guidance with this 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:||Honey|
|Consumer advice lines:||Low level coarse language, Mature themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Honey Daniels is a young African American woman who teaches Hip Hop to the ‘hood kids’ during the day at a local youth centre and is a bartender by night. She aspires to dance in a music video clip and goes to many auditions to try out but without luck. Her best friend Gina is a constant source of encouragement to her whereas her mother would prefer her to get out and see the world and maybe teach ballet. As it happens, Michael Ellis, a successful video producer, spots Honey one night dancing in the nightclub and invites her to come to his studios to audition. Honey is an immediate success and goes on to replace the choreographer.
While she was teaching at the youth centre, Honey befriended a couple of young lads, Raymond and Benny, who love to dance. Unfortunately life in the Bronx is often difficult and Benny is forced into drug dealing by his older brother. Benny is arrested and put into juvenile detention. Honey decides it would be good for Benny to dance in a video clip and persuades him to be involved, along with all of the other kids from the youth centre. At first Michael is agreeable to Honey’s idea, but when she rejects his sexual advances, he cancels the video, much to the disappointment of the kids. Not to be dissuaded, Honey decides to get the kids to perform for a benefit concert to raise funds for a new youth centre.
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 a little violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Children in this age group would be frightened by the above mentioned scenes and also 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 are also likely to find the above material scary or disturbing.
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 could still be frightened by some of the scenes in this movie particularly Bebe threatening Honey and Michael Ellis trying to force himself onto Honey.
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.
Some children in this age group could still be disturbed by the above mentioned scenes.
There are a few sexual references in this movie including:
There is no actual nudity or sexual activity; however:
There is a lot of drinking in the nightclub.
There are a couple of drug deals shown with the consequence that Benny is arrested.
There is a fair amount of coarse language including the following:
The take home message would be that it is possible for children from a disadvantaged background to make better choices for themselves and not to continue in the expected negative downward spiral.
Values parents may wish to encourage include:
Values parents may wish to discourage include:
Tip: Leave out the first A, An or The
Selecting an age will provide a list of movies with content suitable for this age group. Children may also enjoy movies selected via a lower age.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age