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Not recommended under 14 (Themes; Violence; Sexual references; Coarse language), PG to 14- 15 (Themes)
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|Children under 14||Not recommended due to themes, violence, sexual references and coarse language|
|Children 14 to 15||Parental guidance recommended due to themes|
|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:||One Chance|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language, violence and sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
One Chance tells the story of Paul Potts (James Corden), the first ever winner of reality television show Britain’s Got Talent. As a child Paul, was overweight and unpopular with his peers. Often a victim of bullying, he escaped from this reality through his singing talents. As he grew older he developed his passion for singing opera, a talent which his mother (Julie Walters) encouraged but his father (Colm Meaney) despised.
Paul is lost as a young adult, torn by the decision whether to find a sensible job or reach for his operatic dreams. He meets his one and only love Julie-Ann (Alexandra Roach), but despite her love and encouragement behind him Paul still finds that his life is fraught with many challenges and begin to lose faith in himself and his talent. It’s not until a once in a lifetime opportunity arises that Paul decides to throw caution to the wind and give his talent one last chance.
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.
Teasing and bullying; childhood illness; talent quests
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 the following examples:
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 also likely to be disturbed by tha above-mentioned scenes and by a reference to the negative relationship between Paul and his father. Whilst it is fairly mild and refers to his father not being supportive of him singing opera, some kids who are sensitive to this dynamic may find it upsetting that his father does not support and stand up for his son.
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 also be disturbed by Paul’s relationship with his father and by the way in which Paul is bullied.
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned themes
There is some product placement in this movie, including;
There are many 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:
One Chance is the story of Paul Potts, the winner of a popular British talent show. It tells the story of Paul’s difficult childhood and how his life was turned around after being given one more chance to shine. It is not recommended for children under 14. It lacks interest for young children and contains themes (particularly bullying), scenes of violence, sexual references and coarse language which make it unsuitable for this age group. Parental guidance is recommended to 15
The main messages from this movie are about love and its challenges.
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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