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Not suitable for children under 7 and parental guidance to 8 (Nudity. Sexual references. Coarse language)
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|Children under 7||Not suitable due to nudity, sexual references and occasional coarse language|
|Children aged 7–8||Parental guidance recommended due to nudity, sexual references, and occasional coarse language|
|Children aged 9 and over||Ok for this age group but may lack interest for pre-adolescents|
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:||Promised|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In Melbourne in 1953, two close Italian families come together to celebrate the birth of Angela (Cinzia Meddis). In line with the old Italian tradition of ‘combinare’, Angela's father, Sal (Paul Mercurio) and Joe (Mirko Grillini), father of 5-year-old Robert (Dominic Foti), promise their children in marriage.
21 years later, Angela (Antoniette Iesue) is an ambitious university student and has a boyfriend who she keeps secret from her parents. As Robert (Daniel Berini) returns to Melbourne after studying law at Oxford, the childhood friends realise that, expecting the promise is kept, their fathers have arranged their wedding to take place just a few weeks later. Feeling the immense pressure of tradition and fearing the consequences of disappointing their families, Robert and Angela have to make a life-changing decision and learn that love, like life, can never be perfectly arranged.
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.
Tradition; Pressure of cultural expectations; Changing times; Love.
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.
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, including the following:
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:
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 infrequent coarse language in this movie, including:
Loosely based on true events, Promised is a charming Italian-Australian romantic drama, likely to appeal to adults and families with teenage children, particularly those who can relate to the cultural traditions. Some nudity, sexual references, and infrequent coarse language make it unsuitable for children under 7 and parental guidance is recommended for children under 9. The themes will most likely lack interest to a pre-adolescent audience.
The main messages from this movie are that life and love work in mysterious ways, that open and honest communication are of utmost importance and that it is important to give people and situations a chance.
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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