Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Themes, sexual references)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended due to slapstick violence and themes|
|Children aged 8-13||Parental guidance recommended due to themes and sexual references|
|Children over the age of 13||OK for this age group|
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|Name of movie:||When in Rome|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Beth (Kristen Bell) is a very successful art curator who has not been so successful in love. She travels to Rome for the wedding of her younger sister Joan(Alexis Dziena) to Umberto (Luca Calvani). Beth is immediately attracted to the best man, Nick (Josh Duhamel) but after seeing him with another woman drinks too much and ends up in a street fountain. Beth takes some coins from the fountain and, by magic, also steals the hearts of the men who threw the money in there.
Back in New York the bewitched men relentlessly pursue her and, to her amazement, so does Nick. Beth thinks he must also be under the spell and so does her best to avoid him.
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.
Magic and superstition; stalking
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 slapstick 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.
Children in this age group are also likely to be disturbed 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.
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:
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 are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this film.
None of concern
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 mild coarse language in this movie, including:
When in Rome is a romantic comedy aimed at teenage girls. It is predictable, light hearted and not very original.
The main messages from this movie are that love is more important than success and that failure in the past doesn’t mean failure in the future.
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours such as:
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