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Not recommended under 13, parental guidance recommended 13 to 15 due to themes, sexual references, some frightening imagery and lack of interest
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to sexual references, some frightening imagery, and lack of interest.|
|Children 13 to 15||Parental guidance recommended due to themes and sexual references.|
|Viewers 15 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:||Mary Shelley|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, sex scenes, and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Mary Shelley is a biopic of the romance between Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning), the author of Frankenstein, and the poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). When 16-year old Mary falls in love with Percy Shelley and elopes in secret with her half-sister Claire (Bel Powley) in tow, her family is dismayed and she is forced to live in scandal. Following a series of trials, including the loss of Mary’s newborn, the three spend a summer with fellow poet Lord Byron (Tom Sturridge) in Geneva. There, Byron challenges them to write a ghost story, which inspires Mary to conceive her famed novel.
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.
Sexism, loss of family, alcohol abuse, polyamorous behaviours/attitudes
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.
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 are also likely to be disturbed by 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.
None of concern
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, including "whore-monger".
Mary Shelley is a relatively conventional period romance, perhaps surprising for a biopic about the prolific and unconventional reformist author. While clunky at times in dialogue and story, the film is likely to be enjoyed by adults and older teenagers but should be considered with caution for younger viewers, who may find it frightening, uninteresting, and sexually explicit. The film is not recommended for children under 13 and parental guidance is recommended for younger teens.
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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