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Not recommended for under 13; Parental guidance recommended for 13 – 15 (includes nudity, drug and sexual references and some coarse language)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to drug use, sexual themes, nudity and some coarse language|
|Children 13-15||Parental guidance recommended due to drug use, sexual themes, nudity and some coarse language|
|Children 15 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.
|Name of movie:||Now add Honey|
|Consumer advice lines:||Nudity and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Honey (Lucy Fry) is a sixteen year old Hollywood child star. While she is in Australia on holiday, Honey’s mum Beth (Portia de Rossi) is arrested for smuggling drugs into the country and is sent to a rehab facility. Honey is forced to live with her Australian aunt Caroline (Robyn Butler). When Caroline’s life begins falling apart, Honey must learn how to live in the real world and take care of herself, and Caroline’s family breakdown helps her discover the importance of accepting herself.
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.
Drugs; crime; family breakdown; separation from a parent; sex and sexualisation; nudity
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.
Children in this age group are likely to be scared or disturbed by 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.
Children in this age group may be scared or disturbed by 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.
Some children in this age group may be affected by the mention of suicide or Beth’s drug withdrawals, but are unlikely to be affected by the other scenes mentioned above.
None of concern
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:
Now add Honey is an Australian comedy that examines the taboos around nudity and considers the negative influence that child stars can have on their young fans. It raises interesting topics for discussion with teens, but because of drug use, sex themes, nudity and some coarse language, the film is not recommended for under 13s. Parental guidance is recommended for 13 - 15 year olds.
The main messages from this movie are:
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 not taking nude photographs and to discuss with their children the influence that sexualised media, such as Honey’s raunchy music video, can have on young fans.
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