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Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Sexual references, coarse language and teenage themes)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to sexual references, coarse language and themes.|
|Children aged 8-13||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references, coarse language and 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:||Sydney White|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild coarse language, Mild sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In this modern re-telling of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, young Sydney White (Amanda Bynes) begins her Freshman year at Southern Atlantic University where she innocently lays challenge to the resident “Queen” of popularity, Student President Rachel Witchburn (Sara Paxton). Driven out of the sorority by Rachel, Sydney is forced into the company of seven affectionately known “dorks”. She nurtures and encourages them to rise up against Rachel and her Kappa sorority minions to improve life on campus. Along the way, Sydney finds her true love as well as freedom of speech.
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.
Adolescence and puberty; Peer group pressure; Body image
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 slapstick style violence and accidental injury in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
Apart from the violence listed above, children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
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 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.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the scenes 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.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
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:
Sydney White is a modern day fairy tale based on Snow white and the seven dwarves. The main messages from this movie are that perseverance, friendship, loyalty and integrity will win over class and racial differences.
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 the importance of not changing yourself to gain the acceptance of others. Parents may also wish to discuss promiscuity and sexual relations with respect to social status and popularity.
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