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Not suitable under 12; parental guidance to 13 (sexual references and innuendo)
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|Children under 12
|Not suitable due to sexual references and innuendo.
|Children aged 12–13
|Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references and innuendo.
|Children aged 14 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:
|My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3
|Consumer advice lines:
|Mild sexual references
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Following the passing of Toula’s (Nia Vardalos) father, she is determined to fulfil his final wish and bring his personal journal back to Greece to be given to the three best friends who he left behind so long ago. With an invitation to a village reunion, Toula, her husband Ian (John Corbett) and daughter Paris (Elena Kamouris) set off on the adventure of a lifetime. They are joined by Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin), Toula’s brother Nick (Louis Mandylor) and Aristotle (Elias Kacavas), Paris’ would-be-boyfriend. They are greeted at the airport by Victory (Melina Kotselu), a distant cousin, who is also the reunion organiser and village mayor. Upon arrival, the Portokalos family soon realises that the village is largely deserted, save for a few families including a strange woman whose adult son turns out to be more closely related to Toula and Nick than anyone would have imagined. As the date of the reunion draws near and Toula is no closer to finding her father’s former friends than she was when she arrived, she enlists the help of her cousins, Nikki (Gia Carides) and Angelo (Joey Fatone), to track them down. Meanwhile, Paris is dealing with her own challenges regarding relationships, studies, and plans for her future, while Qamar (Stephanie Nur), a Syrian refugee staying with a family in the village, has fallen in love with a Greek man and is facing opposition to her marriage similar to what Toula and Ian once endured. As the date of the wedding approaches and still no one has RSVP’d for the reunion, will the remnants of the small town gather together to celebrate the love of a young couple who share something far more important than culture? Will anyone actually show for the reunion and, more importantly, will Toula ever fulfil her father’s final wish?
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.
The challenges of immigrant families; Death of a loved one; Family pressures and responsibilities; Refugees; Intercultural marriage; Cultural stereotypes.
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.
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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.
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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 in this movie, including:
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is the third film in the series by writer/director Nia Vardalos. The film features much of the original cast and lots of the same sort of culturally-based humour that made the first film so successful. Likely to be most enjoyed by older teens, mature audiences and fans of the previous films.
The main messages from this movie are that time cannot stand still, that things change; and that, no matter what, families stick together.
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 open and honest communication as well as the importance of looking beyond a person’s culture or ethnicity, to see the individual for who they are as a person and not as a stereotype.
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