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Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Themes, sexual references and violence)
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|Children under 5||Lacks interest and not recommended for this age group due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children 5-8||Not recommended due to themes and sexual references|
|Children 8 -12||Parental guidance recommended due to themes and sexual references.|
|Children 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:||Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day|
|Consumer advice lines:||Infrequent mild violence and sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) is the morally virtuous middle-aged daughter of country vicar. She recently lost her position as governess and, like many others in late 1930s London, finds herself destitute. She pleads with the employment agency to give her another job, but is refused. While waiting in the office, she overhears that Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams), actress, singer and socialite, requires a personal assistant. The desperate and resourceful Miss Pettigrew jumps at the opportunity and bluffs her way into the position.
The job, however, is more challenging than it first appears. Delysia has a very complicated love life, involving three very different men. Young wealthy Phil (Tom Payne), son of famous theatre producer is besotted with Delysia, who is using him to get a lead role in a musical. The older, wealthy Nick (Mark Strong) is a nightclub owner with wandering eye who ‘keeps’ Delysia in his apartment and provides her with a home and a job. Mike (Lee Pace), freshly released from jail for an incident which occurred during his proposal to Delysia, is a young and handsome, but poor, pianist who can only offer Delysia true love.
Against all her moral inclinations, Miss Pettigrew helps Delysia maintain the façade of her idyllic lifestyle. Both women realise that their situations are more similar than it would first appear, with both clinging on to others for their very survival. Through their experiences over a day they are both transformed.
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.
Homelessness and poverty; deception; infidelity
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 and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under 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 in this age group may also be scared by the above-mentioned scenes
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.
Some children in this age group may also be disturbed by the scenes mentioned above.
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
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 mild coarse language in this movie, including:
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a romantic comedy. Young children may find the film dull, but older children, particularly girls, adolescents and adults may enjoy the attractive protagonists, costumes and the quality of the production.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss the real-life consequences of:
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