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Not suitable under 7; parental guidance to 10 (Violence and themes)
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|Children under 7||Not suitable due to violence and themes.|
|Children aged 7–10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and themes.|
|Children over the age of 10||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:||The Addams Family|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When an angry mob of townspeople crash Morticia (voice of Charlize Theron) and Gomez’s wedding, Gomez (voice of Oscar Isaac) promises to find a place where they can live in peace and safety without having to worry about the wrath of those who do not understand their values or way of life. After the car they are driving accidentally hits Lurch (voice of Conrad Vernon), he leads them to a haunted and derelict insane asylum. The couple are pleased to learn that it is both deserted and isolated and quickly decide to make it their family home. Thirteen years pass while they live in the mist of seclusion on the top of a hill. Unable to see beyond the gates of their property, daughter Wednesday (voice of Chloe Grace Moretz) longs to know what lies beyond. When Margaux Needler (voice of Allison Janney), a reality TV show renovator, revamps the town at the base of the hill, she also drains the swamp and clears the mist that has hidden the Addams’ house from view. Margaux is also determined to renovate the Addams’ home in order to stop the value of her development from falling. However, when her plans go awry and the rest of the Addams family, including Cousin It (voice of Snoop Dog) and Uncle Fester (voice of Nick Kroll), arrive to celebrate Pugsley’s (voice of Finn Wolfhard) coming of age, she decides to turn the whole town against them. Ultimately it is the children who demonstrate to the adults that sometimes our greatest strength lies in our differences.
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; extreme sibling conflict; use of spying; accepted use of stealing and cheating; portrayals of risky behaviour; rebellion; strategic use of weapons; bullying; the pitfalls of social media.
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.
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:
The Addams Family is a macabre animation. While not particularly scary there are a number of creepy scenes and some potentially influential, dangerous messages that parents should be aware of. This film will best be enjoyed by older children and slightly more mature audiences.
The main messages from this movie are to be true to yourself and to acknowledge and develop personal talents even when they do not conform to normal parameters or traditions.
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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