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Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Violence, crude humour)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence and crude humour|
|Children aged 8-13||Parental guidance due to violence and crude humour|
|Children over the age of 13||OK 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:||Jack and Jill|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild violence, crude humour and infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Jack and Jill Sadelstein (both played by Adam Sandler) are completely opposite twins. Jack is a successful television commercial director with a wife, Erin (Katie Holmes), and two children, Sofia and Gary. Jill is a single no-hoper from the Bronx and her sole aim in life seems to be embarrassing everyone around her.
Jack dreads Jill’s Thanksgiving visit and is horrified when this visit turns into an extended stay. Although Jill has remained single and lonely, she still manages to attract men, including a widowed Mexican called Felipe. However, it is when Al Pacino (playing himself) mysteriously becomes interested in Jill that Jack sees a chance of using the situation to his own advantage.
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.
Sibling relationships; advertising and celebrity sponsorship
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 lot of slapstick violence and accidental harm 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 eight, 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.
The above scenes may also scare or disturb children under the age of eight
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be worried by some of the above-mentioned scenes
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.
Nothing of concern
Frequent product placement includes:
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:
Jack and Jill is a. mean-spirited comedy, that even Al Pacino can’t rescue. The crude, sexually suggestive and slapstick humour may appeal to adolescents but overshadows the positive message about the importance of family.
Parents might take the opportunity to discuss:
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