Parental guidance recommended for under 6; Suitable for 6+ (some violence and scary scenes).
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|Children under 6||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes|
|Children aged 6 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.
|Name of movie:||UglyDolls|
|Consumer advice lines:||Very mild themes and animated violence|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Uglyville is a town full of ‘ugly’ dolls who have been rejected due to imperfections, only they don’t know that. Moxy (voice of Kelly Clarkson) is a free-spirited eternal optimist who believes that each new day will bring ‘her child’ to take her home to love. It eventually dawns on her that instead of waiting for her child to come, she needs to be pro-active. Against the advice of Ox the Mayor (Blake Shelton), she therefore decides to enter the real world and takes her friends with her, Uglydog (Pitbull), Lucky Bat (Leeholm Wang), Wage (Wanda Sykes) and Babo (Gabriel Iglesias).
The friends find a tunnel that takes them to the Institute of Perfection, where ‘perfect’ dolls are trained for the real world. There they meet Lou (Nick Jonas), who controls the Institute and is adored by all. Lou tells the ugly dolls that they can never enter the big world because they are imperfect but he allows them to stay for a while. Moxy is certain she can make it in the real world and sets out to prove Lou wrong. There are many obstacles and rejections along the way but Moxy never gives up.
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.
Diversity; Tolerance; Body Image
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, mostly done for laughs, 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.
In addition to the above mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
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 some name calling such as:
UglyDolls is an animated comedy which explores the issues of body image and the fact that beauty is what is inside a person not what’s on the outside. This important message makes it a valuable movie for young children to see, however there are some scary scenes and violence so parental guidance is recommended for under 6.
The main messages from this movie are that regardless of appearance the most important thing is to have a kind heart; to believe in yourself; it’s our differences that make us shine and our flaws that make us unique; and not to give up because you’re not ‘perfect’.
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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