Parental guidance recommended under 13 due to sexual references and adult themes.
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|Children under 13||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references and adult 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:||Mamma Mia! Here we go again|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Mamma Mia! Here we go again is the sequel to the 2008 hit musical movie Mamma Mia! Once again, we are back on the picturesque and idyllic Greek island of Kalokairi where Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is mourning the sudden and unexpected death of her mother Donna (Meryl Streep).
To honour her mother’s lifelong dream of creating a hotel in the rustic stone villa that sits above the village, Sophie has finally completed the renovations and now the Hotel ‘Bella Donna” is ready for a grand opening party. The film intertwines this modern-day storyline with nostalgic flashbacks that tell the history of a younger Donna (Lily James), her arrival on the island in the 1970’s and her brief but very passionate romantic encounters with the men that we come to know as Sophie’s 'three fathers'.
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.
Motherhood; friendship; romance; sexuality; ageing
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.
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.
Younger children in this age group may also find the above scenes scary
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.
Nothing of concern
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.
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
There are frequent sexual references and innuendo in this movie, including the following examples:
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:
Mamma Mia! Here we go again is a fun and light-hearted musical that celebrates the music of ABBA against a backdrop of beautiful Mediterranean scenery and rather cheesy nostalgic romance. The characters are all warm-hearted, empathetic, and likeable, and the singing and dancing feel fresh and energetic. There is a lot of sexual innuendo which may concern some parents, so parental guidance is recommended for children under 13. There are also some scenes that may be scary for under sevens.
The main messages from this movie are:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
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