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Not recommended under 15 due to themes, drinking and smoking, drug and sexual references.
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|Children under 15||Not recommended due to themes, drinking and smoking, drug and sexual references.|
|Children aged 15 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:||St Trinians|
|Consumer advice lines:||Moderate drug references, Sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
St Trinians School for girls is notorious for turning out girls fit for a life of crime. New girl Annabelle Fritton (Talulah Riley) is shocked to discover that the school encourages ‘free expression’ which translates into blowing up buildings and making vodka to sell on the black market. Her aunt Camilla Fritton (Rupert Everett), the headmistress, is surprised to meet up with an ex-lover who is now the new Education Minister, Geoffrey Thwaites (Colin Firth). Despite past relationships, Thwaites is determined to close down the school because of its unorthodox teaching methods. In addition, the school is in dire financial trouble.
The girls decide to take it upon themselves to raise the necessary funds by robbing the National Gallery of its famous ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ painting. This involves cheating their way to the final of “School Challenge” which is to be held in the National Gallery.
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.
There is some violence, mostly slapstick, 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, 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.
Some children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above-mentioned scenes
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 in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
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:
St Trinians is a modern film version of the comic books by Ronald Searle. It is likely to have some appeal to adolescent girls.
As this film is a comedy about girls behaving badly there are likely to be few values that parents would want to promote. Parents may, however, wish to discuss the real life consequences of the criminal behaviour and substance use seen in the film.
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