Not recommended under 13, PG to 15 (Sex. Lang. Theme)
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|Children under 13||Not recommended due to sexual references, coarse language and adult themes.|
|Children over the age of 13||Parental guidance recommended|
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:||You, Me and Dupree|
|Consumer advice lines:||Moderate sexual references, Infrequent moderate coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Carl (Matt Dillon) and Molly (Kate Hudson) are newlyweds in the process of unpacking their wedding gifts and exploring life as a newly married couple, while Carl’s best friend, Randy Dupree (Owen Wilson), has recently become jobless and homeless. Carl invites Dupree to stay with them until he gets back on his feet, thinking it will only be for a few days. It is not long before Dupree, who behaves like a 36-year-old teenager, makes life very difficult for the newlyweds. Life is also made difficult for Carl as Molly’s father Mr. Thompson (Michael Douglas), is also his boss, and disapproves of his daughter’s marriage.
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.
Adult relationships, immature behaviour
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.
You, Me and Dupree contains occasional low-level slapstick type violence including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
It is unlikely that the content of this movie would scare or disturb children.
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.
None of concern
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.
None 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.
None of concern
There are several sexual references in this movie, including the comments:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of drugs and alcohol, including several scenes which glamourised reckless alcohol consumption:
There is frequent coarse language in this movie, including:
You, Me and Dupree is a flimsy romantic comedy with none of the film’s leading stars providing a memorable performance. There are a few laughs, but most of the film’s humour is crude rather than funny or clever.
Despite Dupree’s immature and reckless behaviours, he demonstrates a strange type of wisdom, loyalty and ultimately selflessness. Parents may wish to discuss the manner in which alcohol consumption and abuse is treated as humorous, and point out the real life dangers and consequences of alcohol misuse. Parents may also wish to discuss the reality of question the film’s portrayal of “wives as jailers, who ruthlessly control their husband’s every action.”
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