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Not suitable under 11; parental guidance to 13 (violence, mild themes, sexual references, substance use, language)
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|Children under 11||Not suitable due to mild themes, mild slapstick violence, sexual references, substance use, and coarse language.|
|Children aged 11–13||Parental guidance recommended due to mild themes, mild slapstick violence, sexual references, substance use, and coarse language.|
|Children aged 14 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Little|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, sexual references, and coarse language.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Mean boss, Jordan (Regina Hall), spends her days terrorising both her staff and her assistant April (Issa Rae). One day she is magically transformed into her 13-year-old self (Marsai Martin) and must go back to high school to try and work out how to return to her adult body. As she struggles to find a solution to her ‘big’ problem, the ‘little’ Jordan begins to discover that those around her respect and appreciate her far more when she treats them well.
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.
Morality; Bullying; Alcohol use; Magic.
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.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
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 is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Little is a body-swap farce. It is amusing and heartfelt at times, but also quite predictable and sometimes even a little cringe-worthy. Though there are some good performances by both the younger and adult cast, the film lacks the quality and thoughtfulness of its body-swap predecessors, like “Big” and “Suddenly Thirty.” This film is likely to be enjoyed most by older children, over 13, but is inappropriate for children under 11, due to mild violence, frequent sexual references, and language.
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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