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Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (scary scenes, themes)
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|Children under 5||Not recommended due to scary scenes|
|Children 5-8||Parental guidance recommended due to themes|
|Children 9 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. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Up|
|Consumer advice lines:||Some scary scenes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
In his late seventies, and following the death of his wife Ellie, Carl Fredricksen (voice of Ed Asner) decides to fulfil the dream he and his wife had shared since childhood, of going to exotic Paradise Falls in South America. Their hero, the once-famous explorer Charles Muntz (Christopher Plummer) had claimed this was the most beautiful place in the world. Carl ties thousands of helium balloons to his house and takes off. Some time into the journey he discovers that a visiting scout Russell (Justin Nagai) has accidentally stowed away. They are joined in their adventures by a rare bird called Kevin and a dog called Dug (Bob Peterson). When Carl finally meets Muntz, his hero is not the person he thought he would be.
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.
Death and separation, animal cruelty
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.
No further scenes of concern
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.
Nothing of concern
Nothing of concern
None of concern
A passionate kiss is exchanged between Ellie and Carl on their wedding day
Muntz arranges for his dogs to pour himself and Carl an alcoholic beverage before dinner
None of concern
Up is an animated 3D fantasy comedy with some scary scenes that make it unsuitable for under 5s and some slightly older children. It is a funny, yet poignant, critique of the human character.
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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