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Not suitable under 15; parental guidance to 15 (themes, sexual references, coarse language)
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|Children under 15||Not suitable due to themes, sexual references and coarse language.|
|Children aged 15||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, sexual references and coarse language.|
|Children aged 16 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:||Love, Rosie|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language and sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Love, Rosie is a British romantic comedy, based on a novel, about two best friends, Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin), and their journey to find true love and happiness. Having been close friends since they were five years old, the pair has long believed that it would be impossible for a romantic relationship to form between them, despite the strong feelings they both obviously have for one another. After a brief kiss that Rosie fails to recall on her 18th birthday, their lives take a turn for the worse. Alex begins to date attractive women in a quest to forget his desire for Rosie, and Rosie falls pregnant after her first sexual experience at the school dance.
When Alex gets a scholarship to study medicine at Harvard University, Rosie does not have the heart to tell him about the pregnancy and why she cannot join him. Eventually deciding to keep the baby, Rosie puts roots down in her hometown. Alex moves on with his life – he finds a beautiful partner and moves into an apartment of his own, while Rosie must give up her dream of becoming a hotel manager in order to take on the role of a hotel cleaner to support herself and her child Katie.
As their lives move on and they seem to drift further and further apart, Rosie and Alex are gradually drawn back to one another.
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.
Relationships; Infidelity; Teenage pregnancy and single motherhood.
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.
There are several sexual references in the film, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in the film, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is considerable use of coarse language in the film, including:
Love, Rosie is a romantic comedy that highlights the significance of love and relationships in an individual’s life - not only romantic relationships, but those between friends and family members. Rosie’s love for her daughter Katie is unexpectedly strong, and takes her entirely by surprise. However, the most surprising thing is the enduring love she shares for her best friend Alex. Despite crossing continents and having years pass, they still appear to be soul mates. Regardless of the success of their other relationships, none are as powerful as the bond they share with each other. The film thus speaks about taking a chance and following your heart instead of your mind.
The film is not recommended for under 15s due to sexual references and coarse language, but it has themes which could lead to useful discussions with older teenagers.
This movie could give parents the opportunity to discuss:
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