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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (mature themes, teen alcohol use, sexual activity and coarse language)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to mature themes, teen alcohol use, sexual activity and coarse language.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to mature themes, teen alcohol use, sexual activity and coarse language.|
|Children over the age of 15||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:||Kissing Booth 3, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
School’s out for summer, and for high school graduates, Elle (Joey King) and her bestie Lee (Joel Courtney), it’s going to be their biggest summer ever, before they are off to college. They decide to grab their respective partners, Noah (Jacob Elordi) and Rachel (Meganne Young), and spend the summer at Lee and Noah’s family beach house. As per usual, Elle has difficult decisions to make (go to Harvard and move in with boyfriend Noah versus go to Berkeley with bestie Lee?) and relationship-hot potatoes to handle, trying to find the right balance of working through a bucket list with Lee and spending quality time with Noah. Just to make things even more complicated, handsome and charming Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez) is also back on the scene and ready to win over Elle’s heart.
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.
Teenage romance; High school comedy; Rich kid lifestyle; Friendship; Coming of age; Dancing.
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 sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is use of substances in this movie, including:
There is frequent coarse language in this movie, including:
The Kissing Booth 3 is the third instalment of the teenage romcom series, The Kissing Booth, based on teen author Beth Reekle’s book series of the same title. Like its two predecessors, it is packed with rich Los Angeles white kid and high school stereotypes and slapstick humour. This film is possibly the tamest of all 3 parts, still featuring underage drinking and teenagers engaging in sexual activities, but less prominently. The focus is mainly on Elle trying to negotiate other people’s, and her own, needs. Here, again Elle struggles with knowing what and how to prioritise, oscillating between selfless and selfish behaviour, and engages in avoidant and dishonest behaviour in order to postpone difficult confrontations. At least, by the end, she and also Noah seem to have made some progress in their development and growth, and it is good to see that people get called out on bad choices or behaviour, and in the end Elle makes a sensible and informed decision independent of the male characters in her life. Mature themes and coarse language make it unsuitable for children under 13 and warrant parental guidance for ages 13 to 15.
The main messages from this movie are that life and relationships are full of tricky decisions, and that it’s important to find out what it is that you actually want in life.
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:
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