Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Themes, Scary scenes)
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|Children under 8||Due to the themes and intensity of some scenes, this movie is not recommended for children under the age of eight.|
|Children aged 8-13||Parental guidance is recommended for children between the ages of eight and thirteen.|
|Children aged 13-15||Children over the age of 13 could see this film with or without 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:||Nanny McPhee|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Mr Brown (Colin Firth), an impoverished undertaker, is having a terrible time trying to get a Nanny for his seven horribly behaved, motherless, children. Only desiring the attention of their father, the children are determined to drive away all nannies and have succeeded in getting rid of seventeen when Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives on the scene. Using a form of magic or witchcraft she is able to gain control where others have failed, and slowly begins to restore order to the household.
Unfortunately great aunt Adelaide (Angela Lansbury), after seeing the outrageous behaviour of the children, issues an ultimatum stating that the desperately needed allowance that she gives the family, will be stopped unless Mr Brown remarries within the month. To refuse this would mean that they would lose everything, including each other, and to agree would mean marrying the trampish widow Mrs. Quickly (Celia Imrie).
Employing the same means used to drive away the nannies, the children are determined to get rid of Mrs Quickly too, regardless of the consequences, and at the same time find a suitable replacement.
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 scary scenes in this movie including:
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 bracket, could also be concerned by some of 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 sensitive children, and / or younger children in this age bracket, could be concerned by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
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.
There is nothing in the film that would frighten children over the age of thirteen.
There are some sexual references in this movie, mostly when Mrs Quickly talks about her “passions” in relation to men, and referring to the “passions” Mr. Brown must have in relation to women.
There is no outright nudity in this movie, although Mrs. Quickly wears very low cut dresses that expose most of her breasts, and takes every opportunity to accentuate this, especially if Mr Brown is around.
There are a number of scenes in which Mr Brown has to throw himself at Mrs Quickly in order to save her from the pranks his children are playing. As a result, he often winds up lying on top of her or with his face in her bosom; this only further ignites Mrs Quickly’s passions.
Mrs Quickly and her friend often drink wine.
The film contains no coarse language, but some name-calling, including ‘Shut up’ and words such as poop, bum and bosom.
The movie’s main message is not to be deceived by first impressions, as those that may at first appear truly hideous may be beautiful inside, and likewise those that appear to be the most uneducated may in fact have the most to offer. The movie provides parents with the opportunity to discuss the importance of having rules and of accepting responsibility for your own actions.
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