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Not recommended under 13, parental guidance to 15 due to sexual references, coarse language and smoking.
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to sexual references, coarse language and smoking.|
|Children aged 13-15||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references, coarse language and smoking.|
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:||Run, Fat Boy, Run|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Dennis (Simon Pegg) suffers pre-wedding jitters and leaves his heavily pregnant fiancee Libby (Thandie Newton) standing at the altar. Five years later Dennis is working as a security guard in a lingerie shop and sharing the parenting of his son Jake (Mathew Fenton), but remains estranged from Libby, whom he stills loves.
When Libby’s new boyfriend Whit (Hank Azaria), a rich American “Mr. Perfect” enters the picture, Dennis becomes a little desperate fearing that his hopes of reconciling with Libby are slipping away. To try to win back Libby and to prove that he’s capable of changing, Dennis enters a charity marathon and runs against Whit, whose passion in life is running marathons. Dennis is coached by his best friend Gordon (Dylan Moran), who has ulterior financial motives for assisting Dennis and Dennis’s landlord Mr. Ghoshdashtidar (Harish Patel).
The big race does not go smoothly for Dennis, but his life is changed forever.
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.
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.
Run, Fat Boy, Run contains occasional slapstick type violence and accidental harm. Examples include:
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 and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under 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 category may also be disturbed by the above noted scene.
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 over eight are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
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.
Children over thirteen are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are 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:
Run, Fat Boy, Run contains frequent coarse language throughout and some putdowns. Examples include:
Run, Fat Boy, Run is an entertaining romantic comedy that sees the film’s hero running last in the race while still getting the girl, which makes him the real winner. The main messages from this movie are:
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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