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Due to themes this film is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Parental guidance to 15.
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|Children aged 8–13||Lacks interest and appropriateness for children under the age of 13.|
|Children over the age of 13||Children over the age of 13 could see this film with parental guidance.|
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:||My Cousin Rachel|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes, violence, occasional course language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Phillip Ashley (Sam Claflin) is raised by his older cousin Ambrose (also played by Sam Claflin) after the death of his parents. While Phillip is a child Ambrose doesn’t show any interest in taking a wife and brings him up in a world surrounded by men and dogs. When Ambrose becomes unwell and is ordered to recover in a warmer climate (Italy) Phillip eagerly looks forward to the return of his guardian. He shares the letters that Ambrose sends with good family friends Nick (Iain Glen) and Louise (Holliday Grainger) Kendall. The letters tell of Ambrose’s slow recovery and of meeting and marrying their cousin Rachel. But soon after the wedding the letters change and Ambrose begins to fear for his life. He believes that his new bride is poisoning him and begs Phillip to come and help. By the time Phillip arrives in Italy Ambrose is dead and his bride has disappeared. Phillip vows revenge upon the woman he blames for his cousin's death but when he finally has a chance to meet her he has trouble fulfilling his plans as he also begins to fall in love with her. Others warn him about her but he does not listen and soon he begins to experience headaches and hallucinations the same as Ambrose did. Eventually he seeks the assistance of Louise in trying to determine exactly what type of woman his cousin Rachel is and due to tragic circumstances he is never truly able to answer that question.
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.
There are a number of themes in this movie including death, chronic illness and domestic violence.
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.
Apart from the above mentioned scenes there is nothing in the film that would scare children over the age of eight.
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.
Apart from the above mentioned scenes there is nothing in the film that would scare children over the age of thirteen.
There is no product placement in this film.
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 Cousin Rachel is a mysterious drama that keeps you guessing. It demonstrates that things are not always as they may seem. Due to lack of interest and themes such as death, chronic illness and domestic violence this film is not recommended for children under the age of 13, and parental guidance is recommended for children up to 15 years of age.
The main messages from this movie are to be careful whom you trust, do not act rashly and that there are many different types of love.
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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