MOANA (2016)

MOANA (2016)
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  • Run time: 113 minutes

  • Director(s): Ron Clements John Musker

  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson (voice), Auli'i Cravalho (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Jemaine Clement (voice), Nicole Scherzinger (voice), Temuera Morrison (voice)

  • 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: MOANA is an animated feature about a young girl who ventures out to sea on a mission to save the future of the people of the Pacific island on which she lives. The feature is preceded by a short animation called INNER WORKINGS which is about the internal struggle between a man's pragmatic and impulsive sides.

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MOANA is an animated Disney feature about a young girl who ventures out to sea on a mission to save the future of the people of the Pacific island on which she lives. There is a short cartoon called INNER WORKINGS before the film about a man's internal struggle between his heart and his mind.

Threat

There are scenes of mild threat in which the Moana and her companion face danger from natural sources, such as stormy seas, as well as fantastical creatures including a giant lava monster, tiny coconut pirates and people-eating plants. Some of these scenes are last a while, and the creatures have scary appearances, but the focus is on the excitement of the adventures, as well as the bravery and resourcefulness displayed by the characters in overcoming the dangers. The threat is also relieved by the comic elements in the story and the characters' behaviour.

There is also a scene in which a character talks about his parents not wanting him and being abandoned out at sea, but the audience is aware of his survival and the character receives immediate reassurance and support from his friend.

There is very mild bad language.

There is mild emotional upset when an older character passes away.

In the short animation that is shown before the feature, a character has comic visions of stepping into a coffin, and there is also very mild rude humour when he is shown going to the toilet just after waking up.

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THE COMING WAR ON CHINA (2016)

THE COMING WAR ON CHINA (2016)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 113 minutes

  • Director(s): John Pilger

  • Cast: Not known

  • BBFCinsight: upsetting images of real death and illness

  • Synopsis: THE COMING WAR ON CHINA is a documentary about the United States' historical and contemporary military presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

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DENIAL (2016)

DENIAL (2016)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 107 minutes

  • Director(s): Mick Jackson

  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong and racist language

  • Synopsis: DENIAL is a drama based on the true story of the unsuccessful libel action brought by David Irving against Deborah Lipstadt, which hinged on the issue of 'Holocaust denial'.

 Whenever possible we put long BBFCinsight on to this website 10 days before a film is in cinemas. The BBFCinsight for this film should be available on 17/01/2017

I AM BOLT (2016)

I AM BOLT (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 105 minutes

  • Director(s): Gabe Turner Benjamin Turner

  • Cast: Usain Bolt

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, drug references

  • Synopsis: I AM BOLT is a documentary about the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

 Whenever possible we put long BBFCinsight on to this website 10 days before a film is in cinemas. The BBFCinsight for this film should be available on 18/11/2016

COLLATERAL BEAUTY (2016)

COLLATERAL BEAUTY (2016)
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  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): David Frankel

  • Cast: Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris, Helen Mirren

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, bereavement theme

  • Synopsis: COLLATERAL BEAUTY is a drama about a man who becomes dysfunctional with grief after the death of his daughter.

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YOUR NAME (2016)

YOUR NAME (2016)
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  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): Makoto Shinkai

  • Cast: Kana Hanazawa (voice), Etsuko Ichihara (voice), Ryûnosuke Kamiki (voice), Mone Kamishiraishi (voice), Masami Nagasawa (voice), Ryô Narita (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: moderate bad language, sex references

  • Synopsis: YOUR NAME is a Japanese fantasy anime feature about a teenage boy from Tokyo and a small town girl who find themselves switching bodies several times a week.

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YOUR NAME is a Japanese fantasy anime about a teenaged boy from Tokyo and a small town girl who find themselves switching bodies several times a week.

Language

There is infrequent moderate bad language.

Sex

In several scenes a male character who has woken up in a female character's body reacts by feeling her breasts. Other infrequent visual sex references include a brief close up shot of a character's chest as she plays basketball.

Other issues include sequences of mild threat as characters attempt to evacuate a town before it is destroyed by a meteor. These sequences are not overly intense or sustained.

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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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  • Release date(s):

  • 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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