Beautiful story, too sexual for kids
I saw this movie several years ago and fell in love with it. I love period movies, and there were so many underlying complexities and symbols in the plot, it was perfect. However, there is quite a bit of sexual content and nudity present. There is also a bit of swearing, but nothing too major, depending on how strict you are on how much is too much. (only words like d**n and h**l are present, but when the Maori natives are speaking, their words are subtitled and there are swear words in there.) In one scene, George, the male protagonist is seen cleaning the piano in a full-frontal nude shot. He and Ada also have sex, and this scene is shown/uncensored. There is also a forced near-sex scene, where George rips Aeda's dress and kisses her neck as she pushes him away. There are also hints to Flora (the daughter) watching them do so, and teaching the other children to mimic the actions with trees. There is also an extremely violent scene of domestic violence/abuse between Ada and her husband Stewart. He threatens her with an ax, hits her, shoves her into walls, and finally uses the ax to chop off one of her fingers for seeing George, and the blood spurts out onto her daughter's face. This movie is lovely for mature/older teens and adults; I would say around 16 and older, just because some of the content in the film may be too intense or inappropriate for younger teens, and especially children. Beautiful story, intense situations, but a wonderfully enjoyable movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing