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Not recommended for children under 13, PG to 15 (Coarse language, adult themes and sexual references)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended for children under 13 due to coarse language, adult themes and sexual references.|
|Children 13-15||Parental guidance recommended due to adult themes and sexual references|
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:||Me and Orson Welles|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language, sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Based in real theatrical history, ‘Me and Orson Welles’ is a romantic coming-of age story about a wannabe teenage thespian, Richard Samuels (Zac Efron), who lucks into a role in “Julius Caesar”; a modernised production by brilliant, impetuous young director, Orson Welles at his newly renovated Mercury Theatre in New York City in 1937.
The movie follows the rollercoaster week leading up to opening night that has the charismatic but at times nasty, Welles, staking his entire career on this risky production. Richard mixes with everyone from starlets to stagehands behind the scenes. His adventures put an entirely different light on the world of show business back in 1937.
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.
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.
There are no additional scenes which are likely to frighten children aged five to eight.
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.
There are no additional scenes which are likely to frighten children aged eight to thirteen.
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.
There are no additional scenes which are likely to frighten children over 13
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
The movie contains many sexual references throughout including;
Although sexual innuendo and references are prevalent throughout the movie, there is only one example of sexual activity in this movie:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Mild to moderate profanities are used throughout the movie. Examples include:
Me and Orson Welles is a movie showing a week in a life of a teenage boy who stumbles into theatrical life on Broadway. The movie portrays deception as rampant among the theatre cast members, as their aspirations for success are the motivation behind their deceit. They lie about their whereabouts and activities, philandering pastimes and adulterous relationships as well as to avoid negative consequences and manipulate others.
The main messages from this movie are;
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 the importance of:
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