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Not recommended under 12; parental guidance 13-15 (Adult themes; lack of interest for younger viewers)
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|Children under 12||Not Recommended.|
|Children aged 13 -15||Parental Guidance recommended|
|Children over the age of 15||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:||Yesterday|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a failed singer/songwriter despite the best efforts of his long-term friend and manager Ellie (Lily James). When his gig at the Latitude Festival draws a handful of kids as an audience, he decides to call it quits. On his way home, however, he is hit by a bus while riding a bike, due to a global power cut. Jack wakes up in hospital in an alternate reality.
He discovers that the blackout has wiped several things from the collective memory of the inhabitants of Earth including the Beatles, Coca Cola, cigarettes and Harry Potter. Jack delves into his own memory and starts playing all of the Beatles hits as his own. He quickly rises to super star status with even Ed Sheeran (himself) admitting that Jack is better than him. Jack’s conscience plagues him, however, and he has to decide whether to come clean and how to hold on to Ellie.
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.
The evolution of relationships, the price of fame and fortune, personal integrity vs personal desire.
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:
Jack’s face after the accident is pretty messed up. He is missing teeth and his mouth looks a bit gruesome.
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:
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 quite a lot of coarse language in this movie, including:
Yesterday is a British romantic comedy in its finest form. The juxtaposition between reality and an alternate reality is cleverly done including Jack meeting up with an older John Lennon. Due to its contents it isn’t suitable for younger children but teens and adults will enjoy it, especially if they are Beatles’ fans.
The main message from this movie is that personal happiness is more important than fame and fortune.
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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