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Parental guidance under 8 (Viol. Sex.)
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|Children under 8||Due to the comedic violence and sexual references, parental guidance is recommended for children under the age of eight.|
|Children aged 8-13||Some children in the lower part of this age bracket could still need parental guidance with this movie.|
|Children over the age of 13||Children over the age of 13 would be ok to see this movie 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Pink Panther|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild comedic violence, Mild sexual references, Infrequent mild coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Yves Glaunt, a famous soccer coach, is murdered by a poison dart while celebrating the win by France and his Pink Panther diamond ring is stolen. Chief Inspector Dreyfuss (Kevin Kline), is determined to win the prestigious Medal of Honour, having been nominated seven times previously and been so far unsuccessful. He devises a plot which will help him achieve his great desire, that is to hire the most inept, useless detective in France to officially oversee the case, while Dreyfuss, with his elite team, will work behind the scenes to crack the case. Thus Clouseau (Steve Martin) is brought into the case assisted by the reliable Detective Ponton, (Jean Reno), who has to report back to Dreyfuss. Clouseau is also ably assisted by his beautiful secretary Nicole (Emily Mortimer).
Clouseau has the unfortunate ability to create havoc wherever he goes and remain quite oblivious to it. This gets him into some very dire and funny predicaments. His quest to catch the murderer leads him to America in pursuit of Glaunt’s girlfriend (Beyonce Knowles). In order to blend in, Clouseau has voice training to learn American English, but has trouble doing this and ends up being sent back in shame to France where he’s taken off the case. Clouseau however, has other ideas.
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 a lot of slapstick, cartoon violence, including:
Violent scenes that are not particularly funny include:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
The above mentioned violent scenes, particularly the murders of Glaunt and Bizu could disturb very young children.
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 may also be 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.
Most children over the age of eight would be ok to view this movie without parental guidance, depending on the individual child and parents’ assessment of the content.
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 this movie that would disturb children over thirteen.
McDonalds is featured in the movie.
There are some sexual references, including:
There is occasional use of the word bastard.
This is a very light film with no real message apart from the fact that it doesn’t pay to be devious.
This movie could give parents the opportunity to point out to their children that the violence in the movie used to comedic effect, would actually hurt in real life. They could also discuss the issues around using sexuality to gain advantage.
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