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Not suitable under 15; parental guidance to 16 (violence, language, death, adult themes)
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|Children under 15||Not suitable due to violence, language, strong themes of death and loss, and dark satirical humour – Children under this age may not appreciate the seriousness of Nazism due to the satirical nature of the film.|
|Children aged 15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, language, death and adult themes.|
|Children aged 16 and over||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.
|Name of movie:||Jojo Rabbit|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Ten-year-old Hitler Youth-hopeful, Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis), and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (Taika Watiti), discover Jojo’s mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson), is harbouring Jewish girl, Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie) during WWII. As Jojo struggles with his Nazi fanaticism and his mother’s ‘betrayal’ of Germany, he goes on a journey that opens his eyes to the truth of the war and the beliefs he has so ardently defended.
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.
War; Death; Love; Racism; Anti-Semitism.
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.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Jojo Rabbit is a satirical depiction of the journey a ten-year-old Hitler Youth trainee must go on, as he discovers the truth about Nazism and the Jewish people. Due to strong violence, language, and themes of war, death, loss, and anti-Semitism, Jojo Rabbit is not suitable for children under 15. However, with strong performances, great pacing, funny dialogue and sequences, and poignantly dramatic moments, this film is likely to appeal to older teens and adults.
The main messages from this movie are to treat others with respect and to help others even in the face of overwhelming abuse.
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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