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Not recommended under 13; parental guidance to 15 (Adult themes, sexual references).
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to adult themes and sexual references.|
|Children 13-15||Parental Guidance Recommended.|
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:||Chaperone, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Set in the prohibition era of 1922, The Chaperone is based on true events concerning the life of Louise Brooks (Hayley Lu Richardson), a dancer and silent movie actress. At the young age of 16, Louise was accepted into the Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts in New York. As it was unacceptable for a young girl to travel alone, she would have been unable to make the journey from her hometown in Wichita Kansas without the intervention of Mrs Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern) who offered her services as a chaperone.
Norma had her own reason for travelling to New York, which was to discover who her birth mother was. She had been brought up in an orphanage there and was adopted by a farming family in Kansas. There she met her future husband Alan (Campbell Scott), a lawyer, and lived a privileged lifestyle. Her marriage was not ideal however, and Norma discovers more on her journey than she could have imagined.
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.
Adoption; child abuse; infidelity.
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.
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.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial 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 Chaperone is a period drama set in the early 1920’s. It is beautifully portrayed, showing the vast contrast with life today, not quite 100 years on. The subject matter is quite heavy though with quite a lot of sexual references and other adult concepts and is therefore not recommended for children under 13. Parental guidance is also recommended for children aged 13 – 15.
The main messages from this movie are the need to find one’s identity and to believe in yourself.
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 teenage children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as.
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