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Not recommended under 13, Parental guidance recommended 13-15 (Themes; Sexual references; Coarse language, Lack of interest)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to themes, sexual references, coarse language and themes. The film is also likely to lack interest for this age group.|
|Children aged 13-15||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references and themes. May also lack interest 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Late Bloomers|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Late Bloomers tells the story of an internationally renowned architect Adam (William Hurt) and his wife Mary (Isabella Rossellini), a retired school teacher and the ways in which they respond to the challenges of becoming old.
Mary concerns herself with her apparent memory loss and becomes involved in a volunteer group, the Grey Panthers, which is headed by her vivacious best friend Charlotte (Joanna Lumley). Adam, after becoming dejected with his new project, designing a retirement community for real-estate mogul Richard (Simon Callow), begins to dress more like a twenty-year-old and surrounds himself with young and upcoming assistants.
The different approaches to growing old taken by the couple lead to them become estranged and their three children James (Aidan McArdle), Giulia (Kate Ashfield) and Benjamin (Luke Treadaway) step in to prevent their parents from joining the growing population of newly divorced over sixties. However, when Mary’s mother Nora (Doreen Mantle) becomes ill with cancer Adam and Mary are forced to re-evaluate their relationship.
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.
Aging and retirement; relationships; illness
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.
none of concern
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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by 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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
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 in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
The film Late Bloomers contains a number of low-level sexual references. Examples include:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
The film Late Bloomers contains occasional use of substances. Examples include:
Late Bloomers is a romantic comedy about aging which targets at an older adult audience. The film has an excellent cast and contains some very clever humour which makes serious comments. Although the film’s target audience should find the film both entertaining and relevant, younger viewers may find the subject matter lacks interest and be bored.
The main messages from this movie are:
perseverance through adversity and change:
Parents of older children who see the film may wish to discuss the impact of casual sexual affairs on Adam and Mary.
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