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Not recommended under 8, PG to13 (Violence, disturbing scenes)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes|
|Children 8 -13||Parental guidance recommended due to violnce and disturbing scenes|
|Children aged 13 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:||Parental Guidance|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Dianne (Bette Midler) and Artie (Billy Crystal) have become estranged from their only daughter Alice (Marissa Tomei) and their three grandchildren, Harper (Bailee Madison), Turner (Joshua Rush) and Barker (Kyle Harrison Breitkopf). Alice and Phil (Tom Everett Scott) have very different views about parenting from their own parents and usually keep them at a distance to prevent them having an influence on their children. It is with great reluctance therefore, that they ask them to babysit while they go away for work.
Dianne is determined to make a good impression to stop herself and Artie being seen as ‘the other grandparents’, but their much more relaxed and ‘laissez-faire’ style of parenting predictably causes much mayhem.
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.
Parenting styles; family conflict
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.
Younger children in this age group could be disturbed 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.
Nothing of cncern
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
None of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Parental Guidance is a family comedy with some crude humour, violence, including bullying, that might be imitated and lax parenting by grandparents. As such it is more suited to older children and adults.
The main messages from this movie are that family is important and you should accept differences of opinion.
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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