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Not recommended for children under 14. (Adult themes, course language, sexual references)
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|Children under 14||Not recommended|
|Children aged 14 and over||Suitable 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:||I Am Heath Ledger|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
I Am Heath Ledger is a feature-length documentary exploring the life of famous actor and artist Heath Ledger. The documentary features footage taken by Ledger himself, whilst also including interviews with his friends, family, and colleagues such as Ben Mendelson, Naomi Watts, Ang Lee, Emile Hirsch, Ben Harper, and others. The documentary incorporates photographs taken by Heath himself, as well as short films and music videos he produced. There is also behind the scenes footage from films he starred in, as well as excerpts from the films themselves.
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.
Art and entertainment; love and friendship; mentor-ship; death; mental health; physical health; sexuality: risk-taking.
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 and references to violence within the film, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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 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 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.
There is some product placement, including:
There are some very mild sexual references, including:
There is minimal nudity in the film, including:
There is considerable use of substances in the film, including:
There is some coarse language in the film, including:
I Am Heath Ledger is a documentary that explores the life and work of the famous artist. Throughout the course of the film and range of featured interviews with Heath’s family, friends and colleagues, the documentary presents a snapshot of a unique man who was driven, passionate and generous of spirit. The film highlights Heath’s humanity, and normalises the crises of confidence he experienced at times, alongside his artistic skills. It also emphasises the importance of taking risks professionally as well as interpersonally, and the merit of trying new things. Throughout the exploration of Heath’s romantic relationships, marriage breakdown, embracement of the role of fatherhood and his career progression, the film emphasises the healing power of art within his life.
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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