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Not suitable under 10, Parental guidance to 13 (Coarse language, Adult themes)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to coarse language and adult themes.|
|Children aged 10–13||Parental guidance recommended due to coarse language and adult themes.|
|Children over the age of 13||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.
|Name of movie:||Ride Like a Girl|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Ride Like a Girl is the true story of Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) and her tumultuous journey from childhood on a farm near Ballarat, Victoria, to being the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup – horse racing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by her father Paddy (Sam Neill) who lost his wife in a car accident when Michelle was six months old. Michelle follows in her siblings’ footsteps and leaves school at 15 to become a jockey. Pursuing her dream to the ‘big smoke’, Michelle faces the harsh reality of sexism in the sport of horse-racing and struggles to find a horse owner to take a chance on her. After early failures she manages to find her feet with the support of her brother, Stevie Payne (played by himself) who has down syndrome. A family tragedy and her own near fatal horse fall makes Michelle reconsider her dreams and face the decision on whether to give up horse racing. However, against all medical advice and protests from her siblings but with the support and love of her dad and brother Stevie, Michelle meets the Prince of Penzance and gets back on a horse again. Overcoming impossible odds and a suspension for careless riding, Michelle is given an opportunity to ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. With the chances of 100 to 1, alongside her brother and strapper Stevie, Michelle defies the odds and makes history as a trailblazer for women in sport.
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 of a parent; Death; Excessive exercise and calorie restriction; Sexism
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:
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 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:
Directed by Rachel Griffiths, Ride Like a Girl is a heart-warming movie that encapsulates the phrase, “if you fall off, get back on the horse”. Stevie Payne who has down syndrome and plays himself in the movie is a standout, his comedic moments, hard work, and compassion shine in the movie. Importantly, the movie does not shy away from the controversies and allows the audience to uncover the dangerous side of horse racing. Suitable for a family with older children/teens.
The main messages from this movie are that women can do or be anything if they never give up, and the importance of family.
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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