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Not recommended under 14, parental guidance recommended 14 – 15 due to sexual references and coarse language.
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|Children under 14||Not recommended due to coarse language, sexual references and violent action sequences|
|Children aged 14 to 15||Parental guidance recommended due to coarse language, sexual references and violent action sequences|
|Viewers 15 and over||OK for this 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:||Pitch Perfect 3|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
This is the third and final instalment of the Pitch Perfect trilogy. The Barden Bellas are an a cappella singing group who achieved fame and success in their college years but have now graduated and moved on with their lives. When coming together for a reunion, they realise how much they miss performing and singing together and decide to do one last tour as a group. Aubrey (Anna Camp) uses her family connections with the American military to get the Bellas a spot on the United Services Organisation tour, competing with three other bands to win the chance to support DJ Khaled in the final concert. For the first time, the Bellas find themselves with the challenge of competing against musicians who use instruments, not just their voices alone.
On the first leg of the tour, Amy (Rebel Wilson) is surprised by the arrival of her estranged ex-criminal father from Australia who has spent years tracking her down. Due to his shady past, Amy finds it hard to trust him and senses that he might have ulterior motives. As the tour comes to a close, Becca (Anna Kendrick) is confronted with a difficult choice about her future.
The Bellas must pull together and use their wits and their fabulous singing skills to make it through to the end of the competition, despite many unexpected and dramatic events.
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; 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.
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.
Children in this age group may also be scared 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.
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
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are frequent sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Pitch Perfect 3 is exactly what you would expect as the final instalment of the Pitch Perfect trilogy. It is a silly and light musical comedy which does not take itself seriously and has some great one-liners and catchy music. Although the film will appeal to younger tweens and teens, it is not recommended for those under 14 and parents may find the frequent sexual references and coarse language inappropriate.
The main message in this movie is that the support of friends is truly important and that real friends don’t hold each other back from success.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may also wish to discuss:
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