Not recommended under 13; parental guidance to 15 (Adult themes and lack of interest for younger viewers).
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|Children under 13||Not Recommended.|
|Children over the age of 13||Parental guidance recommended.|
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|Name of movie:||Poms|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild sexual references and coarse language.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Martha (Dianne Keaton) moves into Sun Springs Retirement Village to spend her last days there. She’s dying from cancer, but she doesn’t want anyone to know this. Sun Springs is run by the officious and small-minded Vicki (Celia Weston) who insists that all residents belong to a club of their choice. Martha doesn’t want to join any of the existing craft clubs, choirs or golfing clubs and so, with her fun-loving neighbour Sheryl (Jacki Weaver) they form a cheerleading club. Vicki and her narrow circle object to the cheerleading club on the grounds of immorality but Martha and Sheryl manage to find six other women who are prepared to flout the Village rules. These women, most of whom have mobility issues, go on to compete against girls of a much younger age, to the astonishment and enjoyment of audiences.
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.
Death and dying; aging; ageism
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 verbal and psychological violence (bullying), and some physical violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
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, for example:
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.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are quite a lot of 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:
Poms is a comedy/drama that shows that older people can still have fun and enjoy themselves. It challenges the perception of old people sitting around, doing nothing and generally living a dull life. It also challenges narrow-minded concepts in a humorous way. Due to its subject matter however, it isn’t recommended for children under 13.
The main messages from this movie are that you can still enjoy yourself as you grow old and life doesn’t stop when you reach a certain age.
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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