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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.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

Published in S
Sunday, 02 April 2017 04:18
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes, some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch

    Take the kids and get Lost.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Ariel Winter, Joe Manganiello, Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Ellie Kemper, Mandy Patinkin, Rainn Wilson, Demi Lovato, Jake Johnson, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Gabriel Iglesias, Tituss Burgess, Gordon Ramsay, Meghan Trainor

  • Directed by

    Kelly Asbury

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at (arrows), captured, kicked, punched, hit in the head, pursued, swiped into a wall, attacked by a bird (bone-breaking sound heard, talons digging into flesh), chased by fire-breathing dragonflies, burned to death (implied), hit with objects, launched/blasted through the air, turned into a lump of clay, thrown to the ground, hit by falling objects, nose-pinched, whipped by a snapping vine, trapped, spat out, scratched, chased by a stampeded of glowing rabbits, smacked into rocks, thrown from a raft, caged, threatened with spears, bitten, fish-slapped, shaved (patch of fur). Characters trip, fall down, skid into walls, run into objects, fall into holes/into a river (can't swim)/over a waterfall, smash into a tree (rolling in barrel), fly into a rock, collide, panic (darkness). A fire arrow hits a bird/bird falls from the sky. Explosions, joke box glitter bomb, rock avalanche. Boxing flowers trap characters, spit them out, get punched, try to inhale characters. Bridge breaks in half with Smurfs on it, door kicked in, homes destroyed, falling/breaking objects. Window slammed shut in character's face. Arguing. Blood/gore: Smurf funeral. Bone-breaking sound. Scary shadow puppets and description of monsters (scaly skin, pointy teeth, claws). Animal used as live bait. Skull lantern. Eyeball flowers. Rabbits scared of falling into a river mime death. "Kill the bird" mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Flirting, hugging. Birds, flowers kissed. Shirtless Smurfs and Smurfs in spa bath (implied nudity). Joke about "rocking the cage".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    Jokes about freeze balls, farts, bottoms, butts, age.

  • THEMES

    Smurfs, magic spells/potions, maps, secrets, quests, adventures, respect, spying, narcissism, agoraphobia, resurrection, depression, identity crises, practical jokes, gender imbalance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead Smurf, Smurf funeral. Cat, birds, fire-breathing dragonflies, glowing rabbits, piranhas. Waterfall, river rapids.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Energetic, creative, kid-friendly, unchallenging, fast-paced, colourful, wholesome, distracting. Refreshingly basic plot, pop music score, all-star voice cast, simple characterisation, kinetic/glittery/bright/colourful visuals, nice/earnest messaging, admirable effort to break down gender imbalance in Smurf's village.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic. Bland for older viewers, some slow/boring/talky moments, overbearing pathos.

Wish I Was Here

Published in W
Friday, 08 August 2014 02:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R (USA): Language and some sexual content.

  • The pitch

    Tragedy circles back to comedy.

  • Starring

    Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Pierce Gagnon, Joey King, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Michael Weston, Alexander Chaplin, Allan Rich

  • Directed by

    Zach Braff

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are sexually harassed, punched, tied up (children), slammed into a wall. A child plays a violent (shooting) video game. Smashed object, shattered glass. Killing Arabs, hating Arabs/Jews, Al Qaeda mentioned. Getting beaten up/picked up at school, bomb scare at school mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Bruising. Patient in hospital bed. Exposed brain (theatrical makeup).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sexual harassment (inappropriate banter). A couple have costumed sex. A couple lie beneath the sheets after (implied) sex. Masturbation, kissing, caressing. Nude male bum, nipples seen beneath clothing, shirtless man, cleavage, skimpy outfits, major camel toe. A man watches pornography. Posters of bikini-clad women.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking. Buying weed, buying drugs at school, anti-depressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Slang/references for bodily functions. Religious, gender, cultural, family stereotypes. Heavy religious references and exclamations. Racial references. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Family, Judaism, home schooling, education, sexual harassment, acting, auditions, cancer, death, regret, brothers, parenting, social media, epiphanies, camping, Comic-Con, science fiction, teaching, unemployment, experimental treatments.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father, job loss. Deceased mother, sister, buried cat mentioned. Hospital, church, funeral settings. Helicopter (audio only). Dog, tortoise, wolf (costume). Urination, vomiting, fart noises. Taxidermy bird. Brief Hebrew (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sharp, funny, entertaining, offbeat, tear-jerking, charming, good, sincere, thoughtful, quirky, touching, spiritual, poignant, mature, sweet, jokey, fan-friendly. Impressive performance from Kate Hudson, convincing chemistry between leads, terrific cast, snappy/quick banter, good story, interesting characters.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Sitcom-y, exaggerated, stale, safe, pretentious, self-indulgent, incoherent, un-amusing. Cheap jokes/comedy, shallow melodrama, pointless digressions, spineless/charmless protagonist, mechanical writing, broad sentimental strokes, wonky plot.

Jock (Jock the Hero Dog)

Published in J
Sunday, 23 June 2013 01:34
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A sporting jock.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Bryan Adams, Donald Sutherland, Helen Hunt, Ted Danson, Desmond Tutu, Mandy Patinkin, William Baldwin, Bongani Nxumalo, Theo Landey, Makenzie Hart

  • Directed by

    Duncan MacNeillie

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animals are shot, shot at, grabbed around the neck/throat, attacked, pursued, whipped, caged, chained up, killed, thrown down stairs, hit with objects, threatened. A story is told of a leopard killing a little girl. A man jabs a thorn into an animal's paw (squeal is heard). An animal falls out of a tree. A man throws a puppy into water to drown. An animal falls off a cliff to its death. A tortoise is forcibly ejected from its shell. People are hit with objects, pushed, shoved. Guns, spears, a cane, a pickaxe, a pitchfork are pointed in threat. Zulu warrior, people running from the law, bad people mentioned. A town is called Crook's Corner. An eagle catches a fish. A blade is thrown into a wall. Crocodiles leap out of water and snap suddenly at the camera. An aggressive baboon with sharp fangs bullies, threatens, intimidates, fights with other animals. Match-fixing, theft, deceit, arson. Animals growl, yelp, howl. Men cheer while watching an organised animal fight. Blood/gore: Animal corpses. Animal skulls and bones. Buzzing flies follow a mangy dog. A flash of red is seen when an animal is shot. A man has a peg-leg. An object is removed from an animal's paw (scream is heard). An animal collapses. A giant lump appears on animal's head. A taste for human blood is mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottles of alcohol are seen in a bar. A man drinks from a hip flask. An animal carries a bottle of alcohol. Champagne is mentioned. People bet on animal races, animal's fighting.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, religious references and exclamations. Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Africa, hunting, believing in yourself, friendship, loyalty, mother-son relationships, courage, devotion, bravery, self-respect, forgiveness, cave paintings, gold-digging, fortune-seeking.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mother fatally wounded, killed. Smoke-filled bar, graveyard settings. Full moon, open fires, lightning, thunder, fog, waterfall. Stretched ear lobes, sweaty armpit stains, bird poo. Animal fur is worn. Based on classic children's story Jock of the Bushveld. Also known as Jock the Hero Dog. WILDLIFE: Dogs, puppies, chicken, monkeys, baboons, crocodiles, flocks of birds, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, warthogs, widowbird, owl, rhinoceros, weka, springbok, dung beetle, cattle, horses, buzzing insects, fireflies, rat, lion, ants, Martial Eagle, butterflies, fish, tortoise, bats, jackal. Ivory mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Magical African wildlife and countryside, rich colours. Interesting detail, texture. Good soundtrack. Talented voice cast. Warmhearted message hidden in there somewhere.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Poorly rendered animation, ordinary CGI, corny plot, sluggish, tawdry. Scenes of animal violence and nasty humans may frighten young children. Feels second-rate. Won't entertain adults. Use of international accents for South-African voices is frustrating.