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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 14 (lack of interest and scenes that may disturb or frighten very young children)
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|Children aged under 10||Not suitable due primarily to lack of interest and scenes that may disturb or frighten very young children.|
|Children aged 10–14||Parental guidance recommended due to lack of interest.|
|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:||Bookshop, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
The independent and free-thinking war-widow Mrs Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), makes a decision to open a small bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. She soon discovers that her humble dream has become a small social-revolution, pitting progressive liberal values (Florence and her choice of novels) against conservative and traditional values (embodied in the lady of the town, Mrs Violet Gamart (Patricia Clarkson)). With the unlikely friendship of the private Mr Edmund Brundish (Bill Nighy) and the outspoken book-hating Christine (Honor Kneafsey) Florence must defend her right (and responsibility) to provide the town with books and the freedom to read them.
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 of spouse; sexism toward women
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 or reference to 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.
In addition to the above mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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.
There is nothing of concern for this age group.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is no nudity or sexual activity in this movie.
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Bookshop is a wistful film adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name. While beautifully made and with performances that provide genuine drama, the story itself lacks the coherence and subtlety of the political commentary of its namesake The Bookshop. Some adults and older children (13+) may find the film entertaining – melding Isabel Coixet’s reflective European direction with English melancholic humour.
The main messages from this movie are:
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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