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Not suitable under 10, parental guidance 10 to 12 (sexual references, coarse language, sad themes).
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to sexual references, coarse language, sad themes, and may lack interest.|
|Children aged 10–12||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references, coarse language and sad themes.|
|Children aged 13 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:||Last Christmas|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Growing up in former Yugoslavia, young Katarina had big dreams and expectations: gifted with an angelic voice, she envisioned herself as a future musical star. In 2017, almost two decades later, now 26-year-old Katarina (Emilia Clarke) lives in London after her family fled the civil war; prefers to be called "Kate"; and her life is in tatters. Kate’s musical career has not taken off and instead, she works as a shop assistant dressed as an elf in an all-year Christmas shop. Kate seeks distraction in meaningless short-lived affairs, has been kicked out of her shared flat, and has even put off her most loyal friends with her erratic and chaotic lifestyle. As Kate hits rock bottom of her depression, she meets mysterious Tom (Henry Golding), and for the first time in a long while, she dares to address the trauma of her past, reconcile with her family, and give up unrealistic and unhealthy expectations of herself and others.
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.
Finding one's place in life; searching for identity; experiencing joy and fulfilment through helping others; unconditional love and acceptance; grief and loss; surviving a life-threatening condition; fate.
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.
Children over the age of 13 are unlikely to be scared by this movie but they may get upset about Tom's tragic death and Kate's grief.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is indicated nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is frequent coarse language in this movie, including:
Last Christmas is a tear-jerking romantic comedy/drama starring Emilia Clark, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, and Emma Thompson, that will likely appeal to families with older children who are fans of romance and drama, likeable anti-heroines, quirky characters, crude humour, big emotions, and the spirit of Christmas as a time of reflection and home-coming. Due to sexual references, coarse language and sad themes the movie is unsuitable for an audience under 10 and requires parental guidance for children under 13.
The main messages from this movie are that life does not always turn out the way you thought it would, that it is okay not to be perfect, and that you need love and support in times of crisis.
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, of:
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