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Not recommended under 13, PG to 15 (Themes, Violence, Sexual references, Coarse language)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to adult themes, violence, sexual content, and coarse language|
|Children aged 13-15||Parental guidance recommended due to adult themes, violence, sexual content, and coarse language|
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:||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World|
|Consumer advice lines:||Action violence, sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Scott Pilgrim is a shaggy-haired and rather nerdy 22 year-old who is in between jobs and plays bass guitar for a Toronto neo-punk band called “Sex Bob-Omb”. Other band members include drummer Kim Pine (Alison Pill) and guitarist Steven Stills (Mark Webber). Scott’s best friend and room mate Wallace Wells (Kieran Culkin) is gay and Scott is dating a seventeen-year-old high school girl named Knives Chau (Ellen Wong). Scott’s life is disrupted when he meets a roller-blading, magenta-haired girl named Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
Scott starts dating Ramona, but the situation becomes dangerous when Scott receives an email from one of her ex boyfriends challenging Scott to a duel to the death. It turns out that Ramona has seven exes, “The League of the Seven Evil Exes”, who all have superpowers of some type. In order for Scott to have a relationship with Ramona he must defeat them all in mortal combat.
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.
Relationships, jealously and revenge, superheroes
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.
Scott Pilgrim contains frequent stylised, comic book/videogame violence with no blood and gore depicted. Some of this violence may be imitated by children. 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, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of eight, 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 are also likely to 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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the violent and disturbing images described above.
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.
Most children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by the images described above.
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 coarse language and a number of put downs in this movie, including the words:
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a stylised action comedy romance based on a graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Mally. The film is aimed at an adolescent audience and contains action illustrations, split panel shots, graphic novel dialogue, 1970’s style arcade video game violence and pop culture references throughout.
The main messages from this movie are:
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
Parents may also wish to discuss the consequences of the use of deception in a relationship and the importance of honesty in creating a healthy relationship. By not being honest with Scott, Ramona causes him a great deal of emotional and physical pain, while Scott causes Knives a great deal of emotional heartache by not being honest with her about his relationship with Ramona.
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