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Not suitable under 8; parental guidance to 10 (mild violence, themes and language)
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|Children under 8||Not suitable due to violence, themes and language.|
|Children aged 8–10||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, themes and language.|
|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:||Too Old for Fairy Tales|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild violence and themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Spoiled and obese gamer, Waldek (Maciej Karas), wants nothing more than to be the best esports gamer in the world. He dreams of winning the coveted Robot Masters Gaming tournament with his best friend, Staszek (Patryk Siemek). His doting mother, Tereska (Karolina Gruszka), does everything she can to give Waldek an easy life: she picks out his clothes, feeds him whatever he wants and even walks him across the street. When she gets sick and has to go into hospital for extensive treatment, she asks her aunt, Mariola (Dorota Kolak), to come and stay with Waldek while she is away. Mariola has some different views about how children should be raised and straight away starts making healthy foods, forcing Waldek to exercise and do chores, and insists that he walk to school on his own. Waldek is very unhappy about this turn of events and just wants his mum to come home. When his team falls apart, Waldek and Staszek advertise for a new member but are reluctant to allow a girl to join them. Through a series of encounters with others, the boys will learn that when it comes to friendship, girls and the elderly, not everything is as it may appear.
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.
Illness; Bullying; Obesity; Cancer treatment; Lying; Excessive gaming; Dealing with difficult relatives.
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.
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.
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:
Too Old for Fairy Tales is a Polish film (dubbed in English) based on the book by Agnieszka Dabrowska. Though the dubbing sometimes seems a little off, the film features a charming cast and casts a light on some big issues such as entitlement and how scary the concept of loss can be. Due to violence, themes and language, this film is not suitable for children under 8 and parental guidance is recommended to 10.
The main messages from this movie are that kids are often more capable than they are given credit for; that the best way to handle fear is to share it with others as this will lighten your load; and that you must always do something instead of doing nothing.
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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