- Movie Reviews
- App Reviews
- Top Tips
- Take Action
Not suitable under 14; parental guidance to 14 (sexual references, coarse language)
This topic contains:
|Children under 14
|Not recommended due to sexual references and coarse language.
|Children aged 14
|Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references and coarse language.
|Children aged 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:
|Pitch Perfect 2
|Consumer advice lines:
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Pitch Perfect 2 is a comedy-musical that follows the all-female a cappella group, the Barden Bellas, as they take to the international stage. Despite having won three previous championships, the girls tarnish their reputation when one of their performances involves an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction for Amy (Rebel Wilson). As a result, the girls are suspended from competing nationally by Barden University. However, the Dean cannot prevent them from accepting the invitation they have already received to compete in the World a Cappella Competition. No American team has ever won, and the girls are told that they either win the competition, or suffer the breakup of their team for good.
The team is eventually joined by a new girl named Emily (Hailee Steinfeld) – her mother was a Bella, and she is passionate about both singing and writing music. Meanwhile, one of the most talented members Bec (Anna Kendrick) is trying to juggle her new internship with her commitments to the group.
The group most likely to win the World Competition is a German group called Das Sound Machine and the Bellas soon discover that they are formidable opponents. The girls realise that a lot of teamwork and commitment is needed to compete at international level.
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.
Singing groups and competition; relationships; personal growth
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.
None of concern
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Nothing of concern
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 of concern
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.
Nothing of concern
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
There is some product placement in the film, including:
There are frequent sexual references in the film, including:
There is some sexual activity in the film, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language throughout the film, including:
Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to Pitch Perfect, is an inspiring story about a group of young girls who lose their way, both professionally and personally. As a result of emotionally drifting apart from one another as their college years draw to a close, the Barden Bellas find themselves struggling to perform as a group. The film highlights that often the real issue that needs to be addressed may not be what it initially appears to be. The girls begin to believe they are bad singers, but they really just need to rediscover their voice together as a team. The film also demonstrates the importance of friendship, and of not being afraid to reach for the stars.
The film is likely to appeal to tweens and teens, particularly those who were fans of the first film, but it is not recommended for children under 14. Parents may be concerned about the coarse language and frequent sexual references.
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:
Tip: Leave out the first A, An or The
Selecting an age will provide a list of movies with content suitable for this age group. Children may also enjoy movies selected via a lower age.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age
Children and Media Australia (CMA) is a registered business name of the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM).
CMA provides reviews, research and advocacy to help children thrive in a digital world.
ACCM is national, not-for-profit and reliant on community support. You can help.
ABN: 16 005 214 531