QUEEN OF KATWE (2016)

QUEEN OF KATWE (2016)
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  • Run time: 121 minutes

  • Director(s): Mira Nair

  • Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Taryn 'Kay' Kyaze, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Esther Tebandeke

  • BBFCinsight: mild sex references, injury detail, distressing scenes

  • Synopsis: QUEEN OF KATWE is a drama based on the true story of a young girl from the slums in Uganda who trained to become a chess champion.

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QUEEN OF KATWE is a drama based on the true story of a young girl from the slums in Uganda who trained to become a chess champion.

Sex

A mother asks her daughter why she is dressed provocatively. A character suggestively advises a woman to look for a 'sugar daddy'. A girl discusses anxiety about puberty.

Injury detail

A child lies unconscious on the ground with some blood on his face. The child subsequently receives treatment in hospital and a wound is stitched.

Threat

A character is involved in a collision with a scooter. A family is threatened by flooding and children struggle to survive in the heavy rain.

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (2016)

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (2016)
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  • Run time: 130 minutes

  • Director(s): Derek Cianfrance

  • Cast: Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, Caren Pistorius, Emily Barclay, Anthony Hayes

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent moderate sex

  • Synopsis: THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS is a drama about a couple who, unable to have their own children, take a baby as their own when she washes up on the shore at their remote lighthouse home.

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS is a drama about a couple who, unable to have their own children, take a baby as their own when she washes up on the shore at their remote lighthouse home.

Sex

A sex scene briefly shows breast nudity and sight of a couple in bed together. In another scene a man kisses his wife's bare stomach.

There are distressing scenes when a character experiences stillbirths, and also some upsetting scenes when a young girl is taken away from her mother.

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DARE TO BE WILD (2015)

DARE TO BE WILD (2015)
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  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): Vivienne De Courcy

  • Cast: Emma Greenwell, Tom Hughes, Alex Macqueen, Janie Dee, Christine Marzano, Lorna Quinn, Alaa Safi, Michael Hough

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent mild bad language, mild sex references

  • Synopsis: DARE TO BE WILD is a romantic drama, based on a true story, about a young landscape gardener who enters the Chelsea Flower Show.

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DARE TO BE WILD is a romantic drama, based on a true story, about a young landscape gardener who enters the Chelsea Flower Show.

Language

There is infrequent mild bad language.

Sex

Mildly suggestive scenes include one in which a man briefly makes advances to a woman, and another in which a man and woman embrace and kiss.

There is brief injury detail in a scene in which a woman falls and cuts her leg. The film also contains a scene in which a man mistakes a natural herbal remedy for drugs.

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HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016)

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016)
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  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Taika Waititi

  • Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Taika Waititi

  • BBFCinsight: moderate bad language, innuendo, infrequent bloody moments

  • Synopsis: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is a comedy about an orphaned boy used to city life who is left in the care of a foster family in rural New Zealand.

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HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is a comedy about an orphaned boy used to city life, who is left in the care of a foster family in rural New Zealand.

Language

There is occasional use of moderate and mild bad language.

Sex

Infrequent moderate innuendo includes a scene of comic misunderstanding in which a boy innocently describes helping an adult man recover from an injury, but is misunderstood by the men listening.

Violence

There are two scenes in which wild boar are attacked. In the first, a woman is out hunting when she catches a boar. There is brief sight of a bloodied knife blade and the animal's bloodied leg, as well as a blood spurt implying its throat has been cut. There is also sight of blood on the woman's face after the killing. In the second sequence, some dogs have chased a boar into a confined space where it turns and attacks them. Humans attempt to intervene, resulting in sight of blood but limited injury detail. Following the attack, there is brief sight of a dog with a bloody stomach wound.

Elsewhere, a man is accidentally shot in the backside, but there is no sight of blood or injury detail.

There are passing, comic references to drugs.

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BEN-HUR (2016)

BEN-HUR (2016)
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  • Run time: 123 minutes

  • Director(s): Timur Bekmambetov

  • Cast: Jack Huston, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Haluk Bilginer, Pilou Asbæk

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, injury detail, threat

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: BEN-HUR is a drama in which a galley slave, a Jewish prince accused of attempting to assassinate a Roman official, escapes and becomes a champion chariot racer.

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BEN-HUR is a drama in which a galley slave - a Jewish prince accused of attempting to assassinate a Roman official - escapes and becomes a champion chariot racer.

Violence

Moderate violence includes people being shot with arrows and stabbed with swords. There is very little bloodshed and little or nothing is seen of any injury detail.

Injury detail

In one scene a young man is seen with a bloody injury to his upper arm; the wound is later treated with a hot knife. In another sequence a charioteer sustains a bloody injury during a race when his head collides with a wall. A little blood is also seen on the ground after another man is run over and dragged beneath a chariot.

Threat

There is moderate threat in both the chariot race and in a sea battle in which a Roman galley is rammed and sunk by an enemy warship, leaving galley slaves chained to their oars struggling for survival.

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SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS (2016)

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS (2016)
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  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): Philippa Lowthorpe

  • Cast: Andrew Scott, Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall, Jessica Hynes, Harry Enfield, John Henshaw, Jamie Darlington, Orl Hill

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, infrequent mild violence

  • Synopsis: SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS is an adaptation of the novel by Arthur Ransome, in which four siblings go on an adventure on a boat in the Lake District.

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SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS is an adaptation of the novel by Arthur Ransome, in which four siblings go on an adventure on a boat in the Lake District.

Threat

A man is chased by two gunmen along the exterior of a train.

A man is kidnapped and tied up by villains.

Characters find animal skulls and bones at a mysterious camp site, and a girl screams when she sees a snake.

Violence

A man is hit and there is then sight of some blood on his head.

A gun is briefly held to a man's head.

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016)

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): Travis Knight

  • Cast: Art Parkinson (voice), Charlize Theron (voice), Ralph Fiennes (voice), Rooney Mara (voice), George Takei (voice), Matthew McConaughey (voice), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (voice), Brenda Vaccaro (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy violence, scary scenes

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is an animated fantasy about a gifted boy who embarks on a magical quest, accompanied by a maternal monkey and a samurai beetle.

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is an animated fantasy about a gifted boy who goes on a magical quest, accompanied by a maternal monkey and a samurai beetle.

Violence

Characters fight against fantastical creatures with swords and other weapons. One character is injured during combat and a wound is briefly seen.

Threat

There are some scary scenes, set in spooky locations, featuring witches, a giant skeleton and various other monsters. The main character is a young boy who has lost an eye at the hands of his monstrous grandfather, who is intent on taking the other. There is therefore a sense of mild threat throughout.

The theme of grieving and loss features heavily throughout.

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LIAR LIAR (1997)

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  • Run time: 83 minutes

  • Director(s): Tom Shadyac

  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Jennifer Tilly, Maura Tierney

  • Synopsis: LIAR LIAR is a comedy about a successful lawyer who, as a result of his son's birthday wish, is unable to lie for twenty four hours.

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LIAR LIAR is a comedy about a successful lawyer who, as a result of his son's birthday wish, is unable to lie for twenty four hours.

Sex

The film has frequent moderate references to people having sex, some of which are quite coarse. There are also sounds heard on a recording of a character having sex, but nothing is actually shown. There is a brief scene when a fully clothed woman sits on a man and tries to undo his belt.

Language

The film contains moderate bad language.

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GET SQUIRRELY (2015)

GET SQUIRRELY (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 81 minutes

  • Director(s): Ross Venokur

  • Cast: Jason Jones (voice), Will Forte (voice), John Leguizamo (voice), Samantha Bee (voice), Victoria Justice (voice), John Cleese (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild bad language, mild action, rude humour

  • Synopsis: GET SQUIRRELY is an animated feature about a squirrel who, with the help from his friends, carries out a mission to recover the season's acorns from a factory run by humans.

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GET SQUIRRELY is an animated feature about a squirrel who, with the help from his friends, carries out a mission to recover the season's acorns from a factory run by humans.

Language

It contains very mild bad language.

Threat

There are scenes of mild action, including a fight between a hawk and a squirrel. There are some chase scenes and sight of characters shooting arrows. An arrow hits a bat's wing, but this is comic.

Theme

Rude humour includes references to bat poo, which is used as an explosive in a heist. There are also some fart jokes.

There are references to body firming lotions.

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PETE'S DRAGON (2016)

PETE'S DRAGON (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): David Lowery Not known

  • Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Oakes Fegley

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: PETE'S DRAGON is a fantasy adventure about a young orphaned boy who grows up in the woods alongside a giant friendly dragon.

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PETE'S DRAGON is a fantasy adventure about a young orphaned boy who grows up in the woods alongside a giant friendly dragon.

Threat

There are occasional scenes of mild threat, including a young boy being chased through the woods by wolves, armed men surrounding and shooting a dragon with tranquiliser darts, a dragon breathing fire near a vehicle filled with people, a car falling from a bridge, and a sequence in which a car crashes off a road.

The theme of loss is explored in a sensitive manner.

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