Displaying items by tag: Jacob Tremblay Sunday, 07 June 2020

Wonder (2017)

Published in W
Sunday, 31 December 2017 04:21
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Where there's a Jack Will, there's a way.

  • Starring

    Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Mandy Patinkin, Noah Jupe, Bryce Gheisar, Elle McKinnon, Daveed Diggs

  • Directed by

    Stephen Chbosky

  • Running time

    113 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Children get into fist fights where kids are punched, kicked, wrestled, slammed up against objects, knocked to the ground, tackled, hit with dodgeballs. A boy hits his head sharply on a rock when pushed to the ground. A boy with a physical disability is frequently mocked/given nasty letters (eg "do yourself a favour and die"). Object thrown. Arguing, yelling. A character says, "it's like leading a lamb to slaughter". A characters says, "If I looked like him I'd kill myself". A character says that their pet dog bit their mother. Blood/gore: Deformed face, scarring. Bleeding head/arm (blood not seen). Vomit on clothing. Dog vomit frequently mentioned. Twenty-seven surgeries, plastic surgery, facial reconstruction mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None) Kissing, hugging. Cleavage. A husband and wife joke over the contents of a box that she will keep "for later" (sex implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine; alcoholic mother implied). A teen girl swigs from a wine bottle. A woman says "let's get drunk" to her husband. Benadryl/poison mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Crap, pee, fart, butts. Name-calling (Tushie, buttman, buttface, freak, crazy, jerk, weird, Darth Hideous, Barf Hideous, ugly, bully, phony, losers, orc, Gollum, hick, etc). Religious exclamations (dear God, oh my God, Jesus, God no, etc).

  • THEMES

    Disability, determination, family, dreams, middle school, siblings, friends, Minecraft, apology, science fairs, bullying, school trips, Star Wars, geeks, betrayal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Childbirth scene (mother screaming; child wrapped up and rushed out of delivery room). Dead dog (implied). Dead grandmother, Dad/husband has new wife mentioned. Dog. Fireworks. Steak eaten. Belching, urinating. Based on the novel by R.J. Palacio.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, delicate, feel-good, witty, self-aware, assured, nuanced, touching, resonant, honest, heart-tugging, effective, emotional, generous, tasteful, inspirational, instructive, good, complex, funny, probing, earnest, kid-centric, observant. Exceptional/effortless performance by Jacob Tremblay, solid ensemble, understands children, is a little heavy-handed at times but mostly avoids sentiment/cliché.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Manipulative, linear, predictable, sappy, judgemental. Some interminable/predictable moments, a little heavy-handed/mawkish/touchy-feely at times, everything has a way of working out with tidy benevolence.

Room

Published in R
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 04:11
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    HiJack.

  • Starring

    Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, Tom McCamus, William H. Macy, Cas Anvar, Amanda Brugel, Joe Pingue

  • Directed by

    Lenny Abrahamson

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (pills). People are pushed, forced down, near-choked, held captive, grabbed/dragged, pursued, knocked down. An object is thrown at an animal. A child throws a toy, bangs on a window. A child mimes being electrocuted. Yelling, screaming, arguing, pleading. A television cartoon shows an explosion, a character being hit. An adult tells a story about smashing a man on the head, kicking him, then being grabbed on the wrist. I'll kill you, you killed my baby, taking your own life mentioned. Blood/gore: Injection given in arm (child), IV drips, people in hospital beds, face mask, nasal tube. Tooth pain, pink cheeks, fever. Dislodged tooth - blood on tooth, fingers. Bruising, bandage with blood spots. Sucking my blood, convulsions mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Two people have sex off-screen (noises heard). Cleavage. Tight-fitting clothing (outline of nipples seen beneath). Undressing. Child in underwear. People seen in shower/bath (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Vials of prescription pills. A child takes multivitamins. "The kid's on something," mentioned. Scotch mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, b*tch, fart, butt. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Mother-son relationships, child abduction, imagination, normality, escape, reality, trauma, PTSD, consensual rape, suicide, birthdays, psychology, adjusting, television media, freedom, loss, maternal love.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Divorce mentioned. Mouse, spider, dogs. Brushing teeth, regurgitation, vomit, bed-wetting. Toilet. Zombie, job loss, aliens, cult mentioned. Based on the novel Room by Emma Donoghue.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Powerful, tense, claustrophobic, spare, lean, unsettling, moving, compelling, credible, funny, tragic, engrossing, tough, suspenseful, heartrending, potent, sensitive. Remarkable/astonishing/revelatory/textured/deglamourized/unforgettable/must-witness performances, breathless intermission, heart-stopping escape scene, expert production design, restrained/intelligent direction, memorable/layered score, plot is faithful to the book.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lacks the detail/tension/claustrophobia/emotion of the book, some touches of treacle/melodrama.

The Smurfs 2

Published in T
Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:17
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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare younger children.

  • The pitch

    More Smurfing around.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Brendan Gleeson, Katy Perry, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Winters, JB Smoove, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, John Oliver, Frank Welker, Tom Kane, Fred Armisen, Jeff Foxworthy, Alan Cumming, Gary Basaraba, Jacob Tremblay

  • Directed by

    Raja Gosnell

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman appears to be cut into thirds (magic trick). Smurfs begin to die from starvation. Smurfs fall over, fall down, dangle from high ledges. Smurfs get 'essence-extracted', electrocuted, hit by objects, whipped with lightning-strikes from a wand, scrum-tackled, punched, kicked, tricked, grabbed, kidnapped, bound, trapped, near-crushed, near-swatted, thrown through the air. A man falls from a tower, gets squished by a car, is attacked by a duck. People are slapped, trapped, hit by objects, zapped by lightning flashes, squirted, thrown through the air. An animal is teased, knocked over, caught in a net, thrown out of a window, zapped. Objects get broken. Screaming. Extinction, spanking, smacking, excruciating pain mentioned. Reference to Stockholm Syndrome.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, rude humour. Shirtless man (full nudity implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smurfs consume a magical transportation potion. A magical transformation potion is concocted. Poison mentioned. Glasses of wine, empty wine bottles, champagne bottle.

  • LANGUAGE

    Suggested profanity ('Are you smurfing kidding me? What the quack is that?'). Name-calling, mocking, teasing, butt, poop. Religious exclamation. Gender, cultural stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Smurfs, birthdays, parties, identity, acceptance, rescue missions, teamwork, family, technology, flying, Paris, fathers, unconditional love, villains, emotional blackmail, secret formulas, Smurfessence, betrayal, forgiveness, pride, siblings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged step-father. Estranged father, stolen parrot mentioned. Sewer setting. Fireworks (incl. opening titles), waterfall, lightning, balloons, party popper, inter-dimensional portal, power blackout. Cat, toad, horses, ducks, storks, pigeons, gargoyle dog, flapping birds, feathers. Magic tricks (illusion, levitation, hypnosis, gigantism, animal transformation). Scary ghosts, face-stealing aliens mentioned. Allergies (peanut, gluten, wheat, birds) mentioned, allergy attack, gargoyle dog attack, farting, burping, slime, fire-breathing. Grilling, roasting meat; oysters, snails, baked fish. Aerial cinematography over cityscape. Brief French language (no subtitles). Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Corny, goofy, pleasing, mindless, amusing. Seamless animation integration. Earnest performance from Hank Azaria.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Intensity of 3D. Gargamel is irritating. Unimaginative title. Little to engage adults. Formulaic, repetitive, gloomy. Confusing plot. Terrible movie references.