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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 13 (violence, scary scenes and themes)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to violence, scary scenes and supernatural themes.|
|Children aged 8–13||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, scary scenes and supernatural themes.|
|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:||James and the Giant Peach|
|Consumer advice lines:||Low level violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
James and the Giant Peach is an animated and live-action adaptation of the classic novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. James (voiced by Paul Terry) is forced to live with his dreadful Aunts (Miriam Margolyes and Joanna Lumley) after both of his loving parents were eaten by a rhinoceros. One night, James encounters a man who gives him magical crocodile tongues that produce a giant peach. After escaping from his Aunts in the peach, James befriends a group of insects who help him to navigate the peach through land and sea to the wonderful city of New York.
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.
Parent abandonment; the supernatural.
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.
Nothing further of concern.
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, such as ‘idiot’ and ‘ass’ and numerous insults, including:
James and the Giant Peach is a wonderful story, incorporating both animated and live-action aspects. The adventure twists its way through adverse situations in the air, land, and sea, however, these adverse situations are followed by lighter moments of friendship and care for one another. This movie is most suitable for tween audiences and older due to scenes that are likely to scare or disturb a younger audience.
The main message from this movie is that family are not just relatives but are also those who help you through tough times and are always there for you.
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 the importance of creating friendships and being kind to others, as there may be instances when you need help from others outside of your family.
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