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Not recommended under 15 (Sex, Themes, Lang)
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to sexual references, themes and coarse language|
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:||I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry|
|Consumer advice lines:||Moderate sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Larry Valentine (Kevin James) is a widower with two young children who is unable to get over the grief of losing his wife. Larry is afraid that if he were to die, there would be no beneficiary to receive his fireman’s pension and to be able to care for his children. He therefore persuades his best mate Chuck (Adam Sandler) to become his legitimate ‘partner’ and in so doing, deceive the government into passing on his pension to him. When government officials start to snoop around to see whether the couple is really gay, they decide to go to Canada to be officially married. The government is still keen to investigate the validity of the relationship and the two men gain an insight into, and empathy with, the gay world.
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 of a parent; homosexual relationships.
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 accidental injury 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 scared by anything in this film, but may be disturbed or confused by some scenes, including
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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be scared by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are many 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:
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is a comedy with the now familiar story of two straight men pretend to be gay in order to gain government benefits.
The main message from this movie is tolerance of all sexual persuasions.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with older children the real-life consequences of defrauding the government. It could also give them the opportunity to discuss their own feelings about homosexuality.
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