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Not suitable under 3; parental guidance to 5 (themes, violence, language)
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|Children under 3||Not suitable due to themes, violence and language.|
|Children aged 3–5||Parental guidance recommended due to themes, violence and language.|
|Children aged 6 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 Fairy Troublemaker|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Maxie (Lucy Carolan) is devastated to leave her country home and move into her mother’s (voice of Doireann Ni Chorragain) new partner Amir’s (voice of Luke Griffin) house in the city. Maxie gets her own room but her new step brothers, Sami (voice of Alex Kelly) and Tarek (voice of Justin Anene), have to share and neither is thrilled about this situation. Meanwhile, in fairy world, Violetta (voice of Aileen Mythen) is unable to pass the tooth fairy examination and decides to take matters into her own hands in order to prove her worth. She steals a gem from a pompous fairy called Yolando (voice of Paul Tylak) but soon finds out that her poor tooth fairy skills have not improved. Stuck in the human world, Violetta encounters Maxie and makes a deal that if Maxie will help her find her way back into the fairy world, then she will work her magic to make sure that Maxie can go back home to the country. In order to get home, Violetta must find a portal in an ancient tree. The problem is that the only tree left in the city is about to be destroyed by Rick (voice of Paul Tylak), a callous hotel developer, and, to make things worse, Violetta herself is running out of time as fairies who linger in the human world slowly transform into flowers. Can Maxie help her friend get home before time runs out? And will Maxie ever feel as if she belongs with this new family in a plant-less, concrete, city?
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.
Moving house; Corporate greed; Environmental degradation; Fairy magic; The complications of blended families and step siblings.
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 is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
My Fairy Troublemaker is an animated adventure featuring bright graphics, an upbeat soundtrack and a predictable plot. The film contains universal messages about friendship and finding where you belong. While the film is best suited to younger audiences, it will be most enjoyed by children eight and under, with parental guidance for children aged 3-5.
The main messages from this movie are to be true to yourself; and that everyone has special gifts and specific interests and just because they are different doesn’t make them any less valuable.
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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