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Not recommended under 15 due to sexual references, coarse language and substance use.
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|Children under 15
|Due to explicit sexual references and coarse language this film is not recommended for children under the age of 15.
|Children aged 15 and over.
|Ok for this age however parents should be aware that this film contains explicit sexual references, coarse language and substance use.
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:
|Top End Wedding
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This review of the movie contains the following information:
After getting a promotion at work, Lauren’s (Miranda Tapsell) workaholic boss Hampton (Kerry Fox) gives her ten days to organize and celebrate her wedding to fiancé Ned (Gwilym Lee). The couple head to Darwin to surprise Lauren’s family but the surprise is on them as Lauren arrives home to learn that her mother Daffy (Ursula Yovich) has just left her father Trevor (Huw Higginson). Unable to get married without her, Lauren and Ned set off through the Northern Territory to try and find Daffy and bring her home. Meanwhile Lauren enlists Hampton’s help to organise her father and friends, who are making a complete shamble of the wedding preparations. While her boss negotiates cakes and flowers, Lauren and Ned negotiate the ups and downs of their unique relationship and, in the end, they do not get the wedding that they planned - they get something infinitely better.
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.
Family estrangement and inter-cultural marriage.
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.
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.
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 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:
Top End Wedding is a romantic comedy about families, intercultural marriages and the challenges of relationships. The acting is excellent, the cinematography is beautiful and the cultural elements are shown in a respectful and endearing manner. This is not a family film however and will best be enjoyed by older audiences.
The main messages from this movie are that life is an adventure, that it is never too late to right a wrong and that if you follow your heart long enough it will lead you home.
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 importance of responding to phone calls when your parents ring and keeping communication lines open, especially when the topics are difficult to discuss.
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