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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (violence, themes, scary scenes)
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|Children under 5||Not suitable due to violence, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 5–8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 8||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:||Tom & Jerry|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes, animated violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Unable to find a suitable place to live in the bustling city of New York, Jerry runs into his ‘pal’ Tom who dreams of making it big as a piano player. When old rivalries ignite and Jerry accidentally breaks Tom’s piano, a violent chase begins that only ends when Jerry, being small, is able to sneak into the fancy Royal Palace Hotel while Tom is left out on the street. As Jerry makes himself a luxurious little home, Tom lives in a cardboard box in an alleyway and tries to get into the hotel any way he can. Meanwhile, the down-and-out Kayla (Chloe Grace Moretz), who just lost her job due to an unfortunate run in with Tom, deceitfully manoeuvres her way into a new role at the Royal Palace Hotel. When a mouse problem threatens to ruin the extravagant wedding of socialites Preeta (Pallavi Sharda) and Ben (Colin Jost), Kayla promises her mistrusting manager (Michael Pena) that she will handle the situation and hires Tom to help her do so. When chaos naturally ensues, Kayla must convince Tom and Jerry to work together to help save her job, save a wedding and ultimately save each other.
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.
Loneliness; Focussing all your energy on how things appear instead of how they really are; Using violence to solve conflict; Using others to get what you want.
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:
Based on the iconic cat and mouse duo, Tom & Jerry is a live action movie featuring a variety of animated characters. The film is aimed at younger children who are likely to enjoy the farting humour, along with the crazy and violent relationship exhibited by the two rivals. However, it is important to note that some children may find it disturbing to see such intense animated violence depicted in real life situations. Therefore, this film is not suitable for children under 5 and parental guidance is recommended to 8.
The main messages from this movie are to do whatever you need in order to succeed; and that working together and cooperating can lead to wonderful results.
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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