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Not suitable under 13, not recommended13-15(Themes, Sexual references and behaviour, drug and alcohol abuse, coarse language)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to themes, sexual references and behaviour, drug and alcohol abuse and coarse language|
|Children aged 13-15||Not recommended due to themes, sexual references and behaviour and drug and alcohol abuse|
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:||LOL|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sexual references and drug use|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
It’s the start of a new year at Wrigley High for Lola (Miley Cyrus) and her friends. Lola’s two best girlfriends are Janice (LinaEsco) and Emily (Ashley Hinshaw), and Lola’s BFF (“best friend forever”), but not boyfriend, is Kyle (Douglas Booth). Kyle’s best friend Chad (George Finn) is Lola’s current romantic interest.
It proves to be a very eventful year for Lola and her friends with a number of subplots involving breakups with old boyfriends, Lola unexpectedly falling in love with best friend Kyle, misunderstandings, reconciliations, parties, Battle of the Bands and a school trip to Paris.
When Lola’s mother Anne (Demi Moore) ‘accidentally on purpose’ reads Lola’s diary detailing her daughter’s exploits over the past year,she realises that she doesn’t know her daughter as well as she thought she did and confronts Lola. The resulting conflict sees Lola moving back in with her father Alan (Thomas Jane) and a lot of soul searching for both Lola and her mother.
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 relationships and sexual activity; family conflicts; social networking
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.
The film contains scenes depicting physical violence and frequent verbal abuse. Examples include:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of 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.
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 contains frequent sexual references, both overt and implied, and innuendo throughout. Examples include:
The film contains some partial nudity, suggested nudity and some sensuality. Examples include:
The film contains drug references, use and abuse. Examples include:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
LOL is aremake of a French film. It is a teenage romance for the digital age, targeting older adolescents. Parents of younger children are likely to be concerned by the negative messages and role models (both adult and teenage) seen in the film which features many sexual references, teenage sexual behaviour and drug use, and family conflict.
The main positive message from this movie is that although you can pretend to be anyone you want to impress others, when it comes to love it’s better to be honest.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
whether Lola’s mother was justified reading Lola’s diary (and the difference between a private diary and anything put online)
the picture of teenage girls presented in the film and the suggestion at one point that attractive girls do not have to be smart because they can marry a rich husband.
Tip: Leave out the first A, An or The
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