Story

One Direction: Where We Are follows the famous boy band One Direction as they tour Italy. The concert and performance-based aspects of the movie are filmed at the iconic San Siro Stadium in Milan. The movie is also intercut with additional behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the five band members.

Where We Are has musical numbers, as well as wide panning shots of the audience. At several points throughout the movie, screaming and crying female fans in the audience sing along to the songs.

During interviews, band members talk directly to the camera and address the movie’s viewers. This creates an impression of being at the concert.

Themes

Music and performance; relationships and friendship; ambition; fame

Violence

None of concern

Content that may disturb children

Under 5
Nothing of concern

From 5-8
Nothing of concern

From 8-13
Nothing of concern

Over 13
Nothing of concern

Sexual references

One Direction: Where We Are has limited sexual references. For example, band member Liam makes a comment about needing to change his jeans because they’re too tight. He quickly adds, ‘Steady on there, no more media attention please’.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

None of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

None of concern

Product placement

One Direction: Where We Are has limited product placement. The movie obviously promotes One Direction itself, given that it is all about the band’s Milan tour and the band generally.

Coarse language

None of concern 

Ideas to discuss with your children

One Direction: Where We Are follows the five young male band members of One Direction on tour.

Although the movie consists mostly of concert footage of the band, the movie encourages the idea that dreams can come true. It highlights the need for believing in yourself and relying on friends for support in times of both hardship and success. The movie also shows how much determination and ambition you need to succeed.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include the importance of:

  • hard work and determination to succeed
  • strong friendships and relationships to support you.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the following real-life attitudes and behaviour:

  • the positive and negative aspects of fame and living life in the public eye
  • the obsessive way that audiences and fans interact with celebrities
  • the level of effort involved in producing a high-quality performance, or participating in a large-scale project such as a concert or tour.