Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Lang. Sex)
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|Children under 8||Due to the level of scariness and violence in this movie it is not recommended for children under 8.|
|Children aged 8-13||Children 8 to 13 would need parental guidance to see this movie.|
|Children over the age of 13||Children over13 should be okay to see this movie with or without parental guidance.|
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:||Uptown Girls|
|Consumer advice lines:||Low level coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Molly and Rae are two vastly contrasting characters who share similar backgrounds. Molly Finn is a twenty two year old orphaned daughter of rock star parents who died in a plane crash when she was just a child. She was left plenty of money and grew up having everything she could possibly need except for the one thing she craved – a loving relationship. Thus when she meets Neil, an upcoming pop star, she takes him home and doesn’t want him to leave. Neil however feels totally suffocated and leaves after a few days. In the meantime Molly’s financial trustee takes off with all of her money along with many other peoples’. Molly is left penniless, forced to leave her apartment and look for a job for the first time in her life.
After her first employment position turned out to be a disaster, Molly takes a job as Rae’s nanny. Rae is the eight year old daughter of a successful business woman who signs up new musical talent and is totally disinterested in Rae, preferring to give her everything she wants. She is thus a thoroughly spoiled, obnoxious child who is full of smart, hurtful comments to everyone she meets. Rae’s father had been in a car accident which left him in a coma and Rae won’t have anything to do with him. She hides her hurt by being totally controlling, obsessively neat and clean, highly disciplined and unemotional. Molly, on the other hand, is a free spirited, ‘hippyish’ girl, who lives in a mess, infrequently washes her clothes and dishes and keeps a pig for a pet. The two girls instantly dislike each other but gradually they each learn from the other and Molly eventually helps Rae to open up and show her emotions.
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 comic violence in this movie including the following:
Also there is a little violence which is not comic:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
There is some material that might scare children in this age group:
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 in this age group may also be scared by 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.
Children in this age group might still be upset by the fact that Molly is an orphan and Rae a neglected child. Also the fact that Rae’s dad is in a coma and dies.
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.
Children in this age group should be okay to see this movie.
There are quite a lot of sexual references in this movie including:
There is no nudity but Neil and Molly obviously have a sexual relationship. Also Neil stays the night with Rae’s Mum.
There is quite a bit of drinking and smoking at parties, night club, etc. Also Rae asks Molly if she’s “on crack”.
There is some coarse language including the words:
Rae gives the finger a couple of times.
The take home message would be that good can come out of adversity.
Values parents may wish to encourage include:
Values parents may to discourage include:
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