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Parental guidance under 6 due to scary scenes.
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|Children under 6||Parental guidance due to scary scenes|
|Children over 6||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:||Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Based on Megan McDonald’s children’s book, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer follows a 3rd grader, Judy Moody (Jordana Beatty) and her adventures during what she had hoped would be a ‘fun filled’ summer vacation.
Judy has the holidays planned out on a poster of exciting activities which have ‘thrill points’ attached. She and her friends will try to be the first to reach 100 points. To Judy’s great disappointment, she discovers that two of her best friends are going to be away. Then, to make the vacation even more disappointing, her parents don’t take her to California when they are called to help out her grandparents.
Judy and her younger brother ‘Stink’ (Parris Mosteller) are left in the care of their well travelled and carefree Aunt Opal (Heather Graham) and Judy’s summer becomes a very different one.
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.
Separation from a parent; family 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.
This film contains frequent slapstick violence and accidental harm, 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.
Younger children in this age group may also be scared by some of 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.
Nothing of concern
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
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some mild sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial nudity in this movie, including:
None of concern
There are some mild coarse language and putdowns in this movie, including:
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is an entertaining movie targeting pre-adolescents and filled with toilet humour and silly jokes. Judy’s adventures on her summer break allow her to realise that she doesn’t need to be the centre of attention in order to have great fun!
The main messages from this movie are:
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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