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Not recommended for children under 14 due to adult themes including substance abuse and sexual references. Also, lacks interest for younger viewers. Suitable for children aged 15 and over.
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|Children under 15 years||due to adult themes including substance abuse and sexual references. Also, lacks interest for younger viewers.|
|Children 15 years and over||Suitable 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:||Whitney: Can I Be Me|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse Language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Whitney: Can I Be Me? is a documentary about the life of singer and superstar Whitney Houston. The film details her entire career from the beginning, following her life story, through to her death. The film contains interviews with previous colleagues, family and friends, as well as voice overs by Whitney herself from interview footage. The central question that the film explores is whether, despite her fame and fortune, Whitney ever felt truly able to be herself.
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.
Identity, fame, relationships and friendship, substance use, parenthood.
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 are very limited references to violence within the film, 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.
Apart from the above mentioned scenes there is nothing in the film that would scare children aged five to eight.
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.
Apart from the above mentioned scenes there is nothing in the film that would scare children over the age of eight.
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.
Apart from the above mentioned scenes there is nothing in the film that would scare children over the age of thirteen.
None of concern.
There are some sexual references, including:
There is limited sexual activity, including:
There is considerable use of substances shown in the film, including:
There is some coarse language in the film, including:
Whitney: Can I Be Me? is a documentary which explores the personal and career-based challenges faced by musical icon Whitney Houston. The film presents the ongoing pressures of stardom, and the manner in which Whitney was encouraged to compromise her own desires in favour of those of others. It conveys the heartbreaking message that it was not her substance use that ultimately led to her death, but rather, the myriad of disappointments, abuse from others, and public criticism that contributed to her overdose. At the same time, the film conveys the strength and resilience Whitney had throughout her life journey, and the remarkable contribution she made to the world of music as a result of her talents. Due to lack of interest and adult themes this film is not recommended for children under 15 years of age.
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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