Picture from Australia
Overall C+

When Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) leaves England to check on the affairs of her husband's Australian cattle station, she ends up inheriting more problems than she ever dreamed of, including the welfare an aboriginal child. Although she gets some reluctant help from a working-class local (Hugh Jackman), there is nowhere to turn to when Japanese bombers attack and the country faces the dangers of World War II.

Violence C
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, a scene of sensuality and brief strong language.

Talk to your kids about…


The bombing of Darwin, Australia by the Japanese military during World War II was a larger raid than that of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Read more about this first air raid attack on Australia, at this Australian Government website.

The “Stolen Generation” refers to the many Australian Aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed under state care with the goal of helping them assimilate into a white Australian society. Read about this dark period in Australian history here.