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Parental guidance recommended under 9, due to themes, scenes of bullying, and the need to read some content.
This topic contains:
|Children under 9
|Parental guidance recommended due to themes, scenes of bullying, and the need to be able to read text messages and Facebook posts on screen to follow the plot
|Children aged 9 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:
|Raising the bar
|Consumer advice lines:
|Very mild themes
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When sixteen-year-old Kelly (Kelli Berglund) and her mother (Peta Shannon) move from America to Adelaide, Australia, Kelly decides that it’s time to leave the world of elite gymnastics and competition behind her. However, when she starts at a brand-new school, her quirky new friend Nicola (Lilli Karamalikis) needs help getting into the school gymnastics club and Kelly reluctantly agrees to coach her. When the elite team see Kelly in action they realise they might need her to win the upcoming interstate competition.
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.
Elite competition; team-work; friendship; parent separation; teenage romance
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 no physical violence in this movie, but some incidents of bullying behaviour 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 of this age may also find above-mentioned scenes disturbing.
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.
Children of this age are unlikely to find anything in this film disturbing
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 are mild romantic references in this movie, including:
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
There is some mild derogatory language in this movie, including:
Raising the Bar is a film about navigating the world of teenage friendships and family relationships within the context of a highly competitive sport. It will especially appeal to families who are involved in gymnastics. Parental guidance is recommended under 9 due to the theme of parent separation, scenes of bullying and the need to be able to read text messages and Facebook posts shown on the screen in order to understand the plot.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss bullying and peer pressure with their children.
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