FILM TITLE: WILDLIFE
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 D L S V
DISTRIBUTOR: FILMFINITY (PTY) LTD
DIRECTOR:
MAIN CAST:
LANGUAGE: MILD TO MODERATE | INFREQUENT - Crude language that is used in anger. Not disapproved of and may be morally harmful.
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: MODERATE IMPACT | FAIRLY FREQUENT -Younger, impressionable and sensitive viewers may find the instance of emotional/psychological violence upsetting and distressing, causing further psychological and emotional harm.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: The film revolves around a family of three: Jerry, his wife Jeanette and their son Joe. Jerry is recently fired from his job at a golf country club and refuses to go back to the job when they realised their mistake and tried to re-hire him. Jerry finds it difficult to cope with being fired and the looming prospect of having to move again. Jeanette, a stay at home mom, gets a job teaching swimming while her son Joe (14) gets a job at a local photography studio. Jerry decides he is going to sign up to be a volunteer fire fighter at a nearby raging forest fire - naturally his wife and son are not too happy about this but Jerry goes regardless. Jeanette struggles to cope with her husband gone and falls for the affections of a man she is teaching to swim. Joe, not convinced that his family is broken, is not happy about his mother's new relationship with Mr Miller. Jerry returns home, seemingly in good spirits, but is soon angered when his wife tells him she is leaving him for another man. Jerry talks to Joe about Jeanette's activities while he was away and finds out that Mr Miller was in their house with his wife. Jerry, seemingly intoxicated, fills a fuel can with fuel and sets Mr Miller's front porch on fire - but no charges are pressed. A little while later Joe is seen at home, taking a phone call from his mother who wants to come visit them. Jerry and Joe seem to have their life organised and Joe asks his parents to sit with him for a family photograph.

The material contains complex and mature, dramatic themes that contain emotional undertones and explore family relationships, love, father and son relationships, infidelity, secrets and betrayal, unemployment, pride and revenge. Themes carry a sense of threat and menace which could potentially lead to the arousal of fear in younger viewers. Themes may distress, disturb and confuse viewers under the age of 16 as they are not cognitively mature enough to fully understand the material and contexts therein. Themes may also cause emotional and moral harm in viewers younger than 16 due to the presence of emotional undertones and clear emotional distress of the characters.