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Not recommended under 15 due to themes and drug references.
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|Name of movie:||Rachel Getting Married|
|Consumer advice lines:||Consumer advice lines Coarse language, mature themes and a brief sex scene|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Kym (Anne Hathaway) returns home from a rehab centre to help celebrate her sister Rachel’s (Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding. Kym is consumed with guilt, self-loathing and pity, partially due to her dysfunctional family and mainly due to a tragic event that she caused earlier in her life, while driving under the influence. Kym finds it difficult to move outside her own problems and contribute in any positive way to the coming event. Instead, her attention-seeking behaviour causes a high level of friction and raises unresolved family animosities.
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.
Drug and alcohol addiction; death caused by driving under the influence; dysfunctional families.
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 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.
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.
None of concern
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 coarse language in this movie, including:
Rachel Getting Married is a perceptive look at family relationships and problems but is most suited to viewers over 15. The acting is superb but some viewers might find the filming with a hand-held camera problematic.
The main message from this movie is the destructive effect that drugs and alcohol can have on a person’s life.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with older children include the importance and strength of families through good and bad times.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with older children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as the need to solve problems before they spiral out of control.
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