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Not suitable under 12; parental guidance to 15 (themes, violence, drug use, scary scenes)
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|Children under 12||Not suitable due to themes, violence, drug use and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 12–15||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, violence and drug use.|
|Children over the age of 15||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:||Moon Rock for Monday|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mature themes, violence, drug use|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Pre-teen Monday (Ashlyn-Louden Gamble) suffers from a terminal illness that will likely take her life before she is 16. She takes medication that makes her feel sick and is home-schooled by her father Bob (Aaron Jeffery) but dreams of going to see the Moon Rock (Uluru) in the hopes that legends of its healing powers are true and that she will be well again. While chasing her pet rabbit onto a train, Monday meets Tyler (George Pullar) a troubled teen who has just robbed a jewellery store and accidentally killed a cop. Desperate to get out of town he decides to head to the Northern Territory and says that he will take Monday to see the Moon Rock on the way. As the two set off on their road trip, a nationwide man hunt is launched by a police force more intent on revenge than justice. While Monday and Tyler share adventures, overcome obstacles and form an unbreakable friendship, Bob follows his own leads and sets off across the country in search of his daughter.
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.
Death of a pet; Death of parents; Separation from a parent; Missing a child; Living with terminal illness; Troubled teens; Police corruption; Doing the wrong thing for a good reason; The fear of being replaced.
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.
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 aged five to eight, including the following:
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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 further of concern.
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Moon Rock for Monday is an on-the-run style drama with believable performances by the two lead characters. The starkness of the landscapes they encounter appears, in some ways, to be a reflection of the emotional turbulence of their lives and yet hope is woven throughout. Due to the overall themes and content this film is best suited to mature audiences.
The main messages from this movie are to live in the present moment and to go after your dreams no matter what they are or where they may lead you.
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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