MUM'S LIST (2016)

MUM'S LIST (2016)
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  • Run time: 99 minutes

  • Director(s): Niall Johnson

  • Cast: Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox, Elaine Cassidy, William Stagg, Matthew Stagg, Richard Cordery, Bobby Lockwood, Ross McCormack

  • BBFCinsight: strong language, bereavement theme

  • Synopsis: MUM'S LIST is a British drama based on the true story of a man whose dying wife leaves him notes full of recollections and advice to help him care for their two young sons.

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MUM'S LIST is a British drama based on the true story of a man whose dying wife leaves him notes full of recollections and advice to help him care for their two young sons.

Language

There is strong language; however, none of the uses are aggressive or accompanied by violence. There is also some milder bad language.

Theme

The film deals with various aspects of terminal illness, from initial diagnosis to end-of-life care, and also portrays the physical pain and debilitating nature of the wife's condition. However, the film’s overall treatment of its bereavement theme is sensitive, and the central characters’ actions are shown as examples of how positive outcomes can be achieved from adversity

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MOLLY MOON AND THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM (2015)

MOLLY MOON AND THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM (2015)
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  • Run time: 96 minutes

  • Director(s): Christopher N. Rowley

  • Cast: Raffey Cassidy, Joan Collins, Dominic Monaghan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Celia Imrie

  • BBFCinsight: very mild slapstick violence, threat

  • Synopsis: MOLLY MOON AND THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM is a children's adventure about a young orphan girl who learns how to hypnotise people after finding a book in her local library.

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MOLLY MOON AND THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM is a children's adventure about a young orphan girl who learns how to hypnotise people after finding a book in her local library.

Violence

There is slapstick violence such as when a character falls from a ladder.

A woman kicks a stool from under another woman, causing her to fall to the ground; we see her being taken away in an ambulance.

Threat

A character's eyes turn green as she hypnotises people. A robber forces a character to attempt to rob a bank. These scenes have a reassuring outcome.

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A MONSTER CALLS (2016)

A MONSTER CALLS (2016)
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  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): J.A. Bayona

  • Cast: Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Geraldine Chaplin, Lewis MacDougall

  • BBFCinsight: moderate threat, scenes of emotional distress

  • Synopsis: A MONSTER CALLS is a fantasy drama in which a boy encounters a monster in the form of a tree which helps him through a difficult period.

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A MONSTER CALLS is a fantasy drama in which a boy encounters a monster in the form of a tree which helps him through a difficult period.

Threat

There are scenes of moderate threat as a huge tree comes to life and appears to directly threaten a boy. There are also repeated images, in dream sequences, of a collapsing building and crumbling ground which leaves the boy's mother clinging to a ledge above a chasm.

Theme

There are scenes of emotional distress in which a boy has to come to terms with his mother's condition.

There is a theme of terminal illness and bereavement. There are scenes of bullying in a school setting.

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BALLERINA (2016)

BALLERINA (2016)
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  • Run time: 86 minutes

  • Director(s): Éric Warin Eric Summer

  • Cast: Elle Fanning (voice), Dane DeHaan (voice), Maddie Ziegler (voice), Carly Rae Jepsen (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent mild bad language

  • Synopsis: BALLERINA is an animated family film about a young girl who runs away from an orphanage in order to try to achieve her dream of becoming a dancer.

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BALLERINA is an animated family film about a young girl who runs away from an orphanage in order to try to achieve her dream of becoming a dancer.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat including children being chased by a man on a motorbike as they fly on home-made wings and race in an out of control cart. A character is also chased up some scaffolding by a woman who threatens her with a large hammer. In a still image some knives fly towards a young boy as he relates his adventures in the city. Characters are seen practising their dance moves on the roofs of buildings.

Other issues include some very mild bad language.

There is also some very mild violence as a character is struck on the stomach and head.

There's some very mild rude humour as characters make jokes about farting.

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LIFE, ANIMATED (2016)

LIFE, ANIMATED (2016)
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  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Roger Ross Williams

  • Cast: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt, Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent mild sex references, language

  • Synopsis: LIFE, ANIMATED is a documentary about a young man with autism, whose family learned to use animated Disney films to communicate with him after he stopped talking.

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LIFE, ANIMATED is a documentary about a young man with autism, whose family learned to use animated Disney films to communicate with him after he stopped talking.

Sex

In a conversation about adult relationships, there are undetailed verbal references to 'kissing with tongues', 'doing it' and adult films.

Language

It also contains mild bad language.

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)
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  • Run time: 130 minutes

  • Director(s): David Yates

  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Zoe Kravitz, Gemma Chan, Katherine Waterson, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Lucie Pohl, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Christine Marzano, Kamil Lemieszewski, Jenn Murray, Kevin Guthrie

  • BBFCinsight: moderate 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: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is a fantasy adventure drama, set in 1920s New York, in which a wizard becomes involved in a battle against dark forces that threaten the city.

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is a fantasy adventure film, set in 1920s New York, in which a wizard becomes involved in a battle against dark forces that threaten the city.

Threat

There are scenes in which dark forces threaten or kill human characters, some of which include brief focus on dead humans' faces. In one scene, a woman sentenced to death is shown visions of her past to try to force her to die. There are also some intense scenes in which dark forces threaten and destroy parts of the city; however, these are neither frequent nor sustained.

There are some verbal references to physical child abuse and corporal punishment. The film also contains some mild bad language.

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ETHEL & ERNEST (2016)

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  • Run time: 93 minutes

  • Director(s): Roger Mainwood

  • Cast: Jim Broadbent (voice), Pam Ferris (voice), Luke Treadaway (voice), Brenda Blethyn (voice), Roger Allam (voice), June Brown (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild innuendo, threat, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: ETHEL & ERNEST is an animated feature based on the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs about his parents.

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ETHEL & ERNEST is an animated feature based on the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs about his parents.

Sex

Mild innuendo includes a man suggesting a neighbour might like to visit his 'demanding' wife while he's out and a reference to the antics of American soldiers.

Threat

Mild threat occurs in scenes portraying the London Blitz.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

There are occasional references to outdated attitudes to race, religion, gender, sexuality and mental health. These attitudes are not endorsed by the film as a whole.

The film features sensitive portrayals of serious illness and bereavement.

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DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)

DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)
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  • Run time: 115 minutes

  • Director(s): Scott Derrickson

  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • BBFCinsight: moderate fantasy violence, injury detail

  • 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: DOCTOR STRANGE is a superhero fantasy action film about a surgeon who turns to mystical forces after losing the use of his hands in an accident.

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DOCTOR STRANGE is a superhero fantasy action film about a surgeon who turns to mystical forces after losing the use of his hands in an accident.

Violence

There are frequent fight scenes containing crunchy kicks and punches. The violence is fantastical and many of the blows are covered by showers of sparks. Several characters are stabbed with magical weapons, and a character is kicked from a high building and seen hitting the ground below. This sequence contains no blood or injury detail, but we later see the character's face streaked with blood.

Injury detail

There is sight of blood and bruising on a character's face in the aftermath of an accident. Another scene contains sight of multiple surgical pins protruding from a character's hands. There are also brief close-up shots of a small, bloody wound and of some blood dripping onto the floor in the aftermath of a stabbing.

Other issues include a moderately intense car crash scene, mild fantasy threat, and mild bad language.

MY FERAL HEART (2016)

MY FERAL HEART (2016)
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  • Run time: 83 minutes

  • Director(s): Jane Gull

  • Cast: Suzanna Hamilton, Pixie Le Knot, Darren Kent, Sara Dee, Will Rastall, Eileen Pollock, Jason Wright, Shana Swash, Steven Brandon

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: MY FERAL HEART is a British drama about a young man with Down's syndrome who must adapt to a new life after the death of his mother.

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MY FERAL HEART is a British drama about a young man with Down's syndrome who must adapt to a new life after the death of his mother.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language and some milder terms.

Sex

Moderate sex references include an undetailed verbal reference to adult films and brief sight of pages from an adult magazine, although the images on the pages are difficult to make out.

There are discreetly implied references to child abuse and abduction in scenes featuring a character who appears traumatised.

Other issues include occasional mild injury detail, including sight of a bite mark and streaks of blood as a character cleans his arm after being bitten by an animal. There is also a brief shot of some faded scars on a character's arm.

There is a scene of violence in which one character punches another, resulting in a brief fight.

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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES (2016)

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 105 minutes

  • Director(s): Greg Mottola

  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Maribeth Monroe

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate violence, sex references

  • Synopsis: KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES is a comedy about a suburban couple who suspect their new neighbours are spies and find themselves drawn into the dangerous world of espionage.

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KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES is a comedy about a suburban couple who suspect their new neighbours are spies and find themselves drawn into the dangerous world of espionage.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language, as well as milder bad language.

Violence

There is moderate action violence, including exchanges of gunfire, explosions, and a knife being thrown into a man's throat. There are threats of torture.

Sex

There are implied scenes of sex and moderate sex references. Two characters dress up in lingerie and talk about their desires.

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