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Not suitable under 12; parental guidance to 14 (sexual references, violence, coarse language)
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|Children under 12||Not suitable due to sexual references, level of violence and coarse language.|
|Children aged 12–14||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references, level of violence and coarse language.|
|Children aged 15 and over||Ok for this age group.Young adolescents may find the subject matter and humour appealing although in general, the subject matter of the film is likely to appeal to adolescent girls more so than boys.|
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:||Just Married|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sexual references, Low level coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The film opens with Sarah and Tom, newlyweds, arriving back home after their European honeymoon. The viewer is given the distinct impression that all has not gone well as Tom and Sarah display great animosity towards each other on arrival at the airport. The main story is then presented as a flashback of the honeymoon and the events leading up to their arrival home.
Following the wedding, the newlyweds board a plane headed for Europe arriving at a picturesque castle where they intend to spent the first night of their honeymoon. Unfortunately Tom manages to short out the entire castle’s wiring system while trying to plug in a marital aid, and the pair are evicted from the castle. While searching for new accommodation, Tom manages to crash the car into a snowdrift and the couple is forced to spend the first night of their honeymoon in the front seat of a very small car. The following morning is just as disastrous—their car ends up being pushed over a cliff, the pair run out of money and Tom and Sarah end up staying in a dirty, run-down hotel room. Disaster strikes again resulting in another wrecked hotel room following which Tom decides to borrow money from Sarah’s father for a luxurious hotel room. Stress begins to tell, as the newlyweds, unable to consummate their marriage begin to continuously bicker. At this point Peter Prentiss, an old boyfriend of Sarah’s arrives on the scene. Sarah decides to go out for the day with Peter, and Tom ends up in a bar with strange women. At the end of the day Tom catches Peter kissing Sarah and Sarah finds a strange lacy red bra in the hotel room. The pair decides their marriage may have been a big mistake and board a plane back to the states.
The film reverts to the present time where Sarah has just left Tom and returned to her parent’s home. After having a heart to heart with his father Tom realises married life isn’t perfect, and that he is in love with Sarah and wishes to spend the rest of his life with her. Tom arrives at Sarah’s house and after making a heartfelt plea the pair are reunited.
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.
Children in this age group might be disturbed by the following scenes:
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 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 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 nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There were several instances where colourful language and putdowns were used including:
There are two main take home messages:
Values that parents may wish to encourage include:
Values that parents may wish to discourage include:
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