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PG under 8 (Violence, disturbing scenes)
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|Children under 8||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and disturbing scenes|
|Children 8 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.
|Name of movie:||Tooth Fairy|
|Consumer advice lines:||None|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
??????Derek Thompson (Dwayne Johnson) earned his name on the ice hockey field as ‘the Tooth Fairy’ due to his aggressive behaviour and ability to knock out his opponents’ teeth. After sustaining a serious shoulder injury, he was moved down to a minor grade and now has a tough and cynical approach to life. His attitude results in him dashing children’s hopes and aspirations, and affects his relationship with his girlfriend (Ashley Judd) and her children.
Derek’s behaviour comes to the attention of the Head Fairy (Julie Andrews) who sentences Derek to a week working as a real Tooth Fairy, complete with wings. He is assigned to a carer named Tracy (Stephen Merchant) who is given the task of rehabilitating Derek from a hard-nosed cynic to a more caring and kind-hearted person.
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.
Children in single parent families
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 sporting action, and frequent accidental harm mainly played for laughs. Examples include:
• Accidental, and deliberate, pushing and shoving on the ice rink
• A player is pushed through a glass barrier, shattering glass everywhere and losing his tooth.
• Derek reacts badly when he finds himself in fairyland and pushes fairies out of his way.
• Derek and Tracy constantly bicker, push each other and fight with fairy wands.
• During a flying lesson, Derek gets assaulted with tennis balls, including to his genitals.
• Derek gets squashed behind a door
• Derek suffers a lot of accidental damage as a tooth fairy, including falling off beds and over balconies.
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.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above mentioned scenes
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.
?Most children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film
??The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
None of concern
None of concern
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
None of concern
Tooth Fairy is a family comedy that could appeal to all ages. Julie Andrews is a wonderful Head Fairy while Dwayne Johnson is hilarious in a tutu.
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 the problems faced by children in single parent families and the importance of not taking out frustrations and personal disappointments on other people.
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