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Not recommended under 13, Parental Guidance to 15 (Lacks interest for younger viewers; adult themes;in French with subtitles)).
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to themes and lack of interest. In French with English subtitles|
|Children 13-14||Parental guidance 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Paris Manhattan|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language and themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Alice (Alice Taglioni) is a beautiful and intelligent young woman, but unlucky in love. She is obsessed with Woody Allen whose poster hangs on a wall in her bedroom and to which she often looks for advice. As a younger girl, Alice met Pierre (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) at a party but when she introduced him to her lovely older sister, Helene (Marine Delterme), a successful lawyer, Pierre immediately fell for and married her.
Alice’s father (Michel Aumont) is very concerned for his daughter and is often trying to find a husband for her, handing out her business cards to any would be suitor. He also passes on to her his pharmacy store which he has owned for many years. Victor (Patrick Bruel) is a potential suitor that Alice’s father sends to the store to install a security alarm. Victor is a little older than Alice but they find they have a lot in common. Meanwhile, Pierre has also introduced Alice to Vincent (Yannick Soulier) an old friend of his and someone Alice finds very attractive. It becomes a competition between the two men to see which one will win over Alice.
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.
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.
Nothing apart from the above-mentioned violent scenes.
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.
Nothing apart from the above-mentioned violent 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.
When Helene takes Pierre from Alice, Alice is very angry and talks about killing her, drowning her and committing suicide. This may concern some children
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 concern
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:
Paris Manhattan is a French romantic comedy inspired by Woody Allen (who makes an appearance at the end). It is quite funny and bizarre in places and, as such, is aimed at a more mature audience and older teenagers.
The main messages from this movie are not to take life too seriously and that most seemingly normal families have their problems.
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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