FILM TITLE: LIFE OF A KING (2013)
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 10-12PG
DISTRIBUTOR: CRYSTAL BROOK DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD
DIRECTOR: JAKE GOLDBERGER
MAIN CAST: CUBA GOODING JNR
LANGUAGE: LOW MILD IMPACT INFREQUENT
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: MILD IMPACT INFREQUENT , IMPLIED
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THE FILM REVOLVES AROUND EUGENE BROWN AN EX CONVICT WHO ESTABLISHES A CHESS CLUB FOR STUDENTS AND TEENAGERS IN HIS COMMUNITY. THE FILM EXPLORES COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES OF DRUG DEALING , SURVIVAL, GANGSTERISM, DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES, FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS,TEACHING THE RICH LESSONS OF LIFE, DISRESPECT,DEATH , FATHERHOOD AND FORGIVENESS. THEMES EXPLORED ARE HANDLED SENSITIVELY AND IS OF AN EDUCATIONAL VALUE WITH MAY POSITIVE MESSAGES,HOWEVER CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 10 YEARS MAY FIND CERTAIN SCENES SUCH AS CRIME ,SELLING OF DRUGS IN SCHOOL TO BE MISLEADING AND THE TENSE MOTHER AND SON RELATIONSHIPS TO BE CONFUSING , DISTRESSING AND UPSETTING. CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS WOULD APPRECIATE THE EDUCATIONAL LESSONS OF LIFE , FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS AND STAYING AWAY FROM A LIFE OF CRIME , AND FORGIVENESS WHICH HAS A STRONG IMPACT IN THE FILM . CHILDREN FROM THE AGES 10 - 12 YEARS MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO WATCH A FILM CLASSIFIED 10 - 12 PG UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT TO PROVIDE A REASSURING COUNTER BALANCE TO THE POTENTIALLY DISTURBING ,DISTRESSING OR UPSETTING SCENES.