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devuskums · 03/11/2018 22:26

I haven't seen the Queen film yet but I really want to go. Partner thinks we can take son who is 9. I absolutely think not. Aibu?

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Armchairanarchist · 03/11/2018 22:28

We took our 11 year old DD and she loved it.

Smellbellina · 03/11/2018 22:28

Why absolutely not? I might take my 9 yr old.

tillytrotter21 · 03/11/2018 22:29

Our granddaughter, she's 10, saw it and she loved it, there are references to sex, drugs, homosexuality but they'll probably go over a 9 years old's head, I'd take him, it's great.

SeaViewBliss · 03/11/2018 22:30

I don’t see why not. Except he might be bored.

zippey · 03/11/2018 22:30

I might take my 7 year old. Best to watch it yourself first if not sure, and look at the Bbfc recommendations.

MazDazzle · 03/11/2018 22:31

Well it’s rated a 12A, isn’t it? Does that mean at 12 you can see it alone, but under 12 you’d need a parent present?

See what common sense media has to say.

purplecorkheart · 03/11/2018 22:40

I saw it last week and really enjoyed it. There were a couple of 7 to 9 year old in the cinema (only 12 people at the film). It seemed to have gone over their heads.

SilverHairedCat · 03/11/2018 22:40

I'm just home from it.

There's a small amount of swearing in it. No sex or nudity, just tops off occasionally. Some kissing is as sexy as it gets. Lots of alcohol, cocaine is seen dusted on tables but not seen being used.

Some background scenes of 80's gay bars, OTT drunken parties, prelims to orgies where lots of people are arriving fully clothed with a glint in their eye but nothing is said just implied. There are scenes where people are talking about Freddys sex life, numbers of partners etc and eventually his AIDS diagnosis so you may need to be ready to talk about that later.

Nothing is in your face. It's very well done actually.

The music is great! It's been delicately handled, and they've glossed over a lot of the more extreme elements of Mercury's life by referring to them rather than showing them.

Ohyesiam · 03/11/2018 22:41

I’m going to take my 14 and 11 year olds having read common sense media.
Things I don’t want my kids to see are sexual violence/ gratuitous violence. Am happy to explain any of the themes that are in this to the younger one.

Pinkprincess1978 · 03/11/2018 22:44

We took our 9 and 11 years old and they both enjoyed it. There wasn't really anything inappropriate in there. It provoked an interesting discussion with my 11 year old that showed me how much he had grown up.

devuskums · 03/11/2018 22:50

Thank you for your replies. I had never heard of the website called common sense media several.of you mentioned so I went and had a look. The vibe there seems to be that 9 is too young so I will go with my initial feelings and give the film a swerve as a family film and just go with partner.

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allthegoodusernameshavegone · 04/11/2018 10:17

I think a 9 year old might be bored, but you know your own

PurpleFlower1983 · 04/11/2018 10:22

I think 9 would be fine, it’s family friendly as long as the mention of AIDS doesn’t bother you.

QueenArseClangers · 04/11/2018 10:23

DH took DS ages 10 last night.
DS is a massive Queen fan so absolutely loved it and, as pp have said, lots of things were done subtly and went over his head.
It did lead to good discussions about HIV, safe sex, drugs and society though!

TheStoic · 04/11/2018 10:38

It’s tame enough for a 9yo, but I think they’d be extremely bored.

PipGoesPop · 04/11/2018 10:44

Why do people come on here and say 'oh I took my 14 year old and it was fine'? There is a massive difference between a 9 year old and a 14 year old ffs.

Nerdybeethoven · 04/11/2018 10:44

I'd say it more depends on whether your son likes the music and has any idea who these people are? Otherwise isn't it a bit random?

There's a bit of man/man kissing which might provoke questions but I actually found that a good thing as the film wasn't about homosexuality but about the life of an extraordinary person who happened to be gay. So it's normalised which is good imo.

The AIDS thing is a bit more tricky because to explain that it can be spread by unprotected sex might lead to requests for further details. Depends how inquisitive your child is and how prepared you are to answer their questions.

Beautiful, fabulous, wonderful fil m though. I took my 12 and 14 year old sons - we all love queen - and we loved it.

HunterHearstHelmsley · 04/11/2018 10:48

It's absolutely fine. It's a very sanitised version.

Renarde1975 · 04/11/2018 10:53

I saw it last week. It's actually quite tame wrt swearing and sex. It's actually handled very well considering how notorious Freddie was. Great music too obviously. my biggest gripe was that the mid section of the bands career in the late 70's/early '80's wasn't touched on really.

Flash isn't even referenced and that was huge at the time.

abacucat · 04/11/2018 10:55

I think there is more in Eastenders than the Queen film.

TheSerenDipitY · 04/11/2018 10:59

my 10 year old is dying to see it, my husband not so much, so ill most likely take him to see it, hes pretty mature and often will let us know if he feels something is inappropriate for him ( weird i know!) he loves Queen and has done his research on the movie ( watching a few trailers) and thinks it looks good... ( and i know if he thinks its too much he will ask to leave and has done on two occasions with the husband)

ChilliHobnobs · 04/11/2018 11:11

I think there is more in Eastenders than the Queen film.

This. I wouldn't have let my DCs watch soap operas at 9 but would have let them see Bohemian Rhapsody.


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abacucat · 04/11/2018 11:15

If you are the kind of parent who wouldn't let your 9 year old watch a film that had two men kissing and where AIDS was mentioned, then no not suitable. But I thought it was fine. It was far far less shock horror than when eastenders covers similar topics. Yes your 9 year old will ask questions from it, but I think that is fine.

Nerdybeethoven · 04/11/2018 11:19

Ha - I totally agree about Eastenders!

Feelalone85 · 04/11/2018 16:51

Saw it Friday. Epic film! Gave me goosebumps. Wouldn't take a child to see it though!

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