FILM TITLE: BROKEN PROMISES 4 EVER
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 10-12PG D L P S V
DISTRIBUTOR: INDIGENOUS FILM DISTRIBUTION
DIRECTOR:
MAIN CAST:
LANGUAGE: LOW TO MILD, FREQUENT, SPOKEN BY ADULTS. COMEDY CONTEXT.
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: LOW IMPACT, THEMATIC, VERBAL REFERENCE IN COMEDY CONTEXT AND DISAPROVED OF.
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: LOW TO MILD, MAINLY VERBAL ABUSE.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THIS ROMANTIC COMEDY DRAMA HAS COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES THAT EXPLORE SOME POTENTIALLY CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN A LIGHT-HEARTED AND COMEDIC MANNER. THE MAIN THEMES EXPLORE ROMANCE AND MARRIAGE PLANS BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT RELIGIONS, THE FAMILIES RESPONSE TO THESE DIFFERENCES, ESPECIALLY BY RIGID AND STRICT PARENTS, MISUNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT SEXUALITY, DISCUSSIONS THAT INCLUDE SEXUAL REFERENCES, GOSSIPING, ALL OCCURING IN A COMICAL CONTEXT INVOLVING SOUTH AFRICAN INDIAN CULTURE. ALTHOUGH SOME OF THE THEMES APPEAR TO BE FOR AN OLDER AUDIENCE, THEY ARE HANDLED IN A SENSITIVE ENOUGH MANNER TO BE WITHIN THE TOLERANCE LEVEL OF THE 10 YEAR OLD PROVIDED THAT PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS PROVIDED UP TO THE AGE OF 12 YEARS.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE CONTEXT AND TO OPEN DISCUSSIONS ON SOME OF THE ISSUES. THERE ARE PRO-SOCIAL MESSAGES OF OVERCOMING DIFFERENCES IN RELIGION AND PERSONAL VALUES AND MOVING TO FORGIVENESS WHERE LOVE CONQUERS ALL.
THERE IS AN INCIDENT WHERE SKY DECEIVES HER FATHER TO GET HER OWN WAY AND THIS IS NOT DISAPPROVED OF AND SO MAY BE MORALLY HARMFUL TO YOUNGER AUDIENCES. SOME THEMES INCLUDING ARGUMENTS BY PARENTS, PREJUDICE AGAINST DIFFERENT RELIGIONS, GAYS AND FAT PEOPLE, ARE HANDLED IN A MANNER WHERE SUFFICIENT DISAPPROVAL IS AWARDED BUT MAY STILL BE PSYCHOLOGICALLY HARMFUL TO CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 10 YEARS WHO MAY BE CONFUSED, DISTRESSED AND UPSET.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS THEREFORE REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN UP TO AGE 12 YEARS.