FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (2016)

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (2016)
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  • Run time: 108 minutes

  • Director(s): Stephen Frears

  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda, John Kavanagh, David Haig, Brid Brennan, Stanley Townsend, Christian McKay, John Sessions

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, mild sex references

  • Synopsis: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is a drama, based on real events, about a New York heiress and patron of the arts who dreams of becoming an opera singer despite having a poor singing voice.

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is a drama, based on real events, about a New York heiress and patron of the arts who dreams of becoming an opera singer despite having a poor singing voice.

Language

There is mild bad language and very mild bad language.

Sex

There are mild sex references, including comments about affairs and a man with wandering hands. There are also references to a character having contracted a disease from her first husband and, as a consequence, agreeing with her second husband to not sleep together.

There are also scenes of smoking. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

RACE (2016)

RACE (2016)
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  • Run time: 132 minutes

  • Director(s): Stephen Hopkins

  • Cast: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton, Carice van Houten, David Kross

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent racist language, mild bad language, sex references, violence

  • Synopsis: RACE is a biographical drama about the athlete Jesse Owens, the world record holder who made his name at the Berlin Olympics in 1936.

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RACE is a biographical drama about the athlete Jesse Owens, the world record holder who made his name at the Berlin Olympics in 1936.

Discrimination

There is infrequent racist language in a scene in which white characters bully black characters. There are brief references to the persecution of Jews under Hitler.

Sex

There are mild sex references which include dialogue about getting a girl into bed.

Violence

There is mild violence in scenes that show Nazi soldiers roughly shoving people into trucks in Berlin.

Language

There is use of mild bad language.

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FAN (2016)

FAN (2016)
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  • Run time: 138 minutes

  • Director(s): Maneesh Sharma

  • Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Joelle Koissi, Mariola Jaworska, Atul Sharma, Farah Ahmed, Lee Nicholas Harris

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, sex references

  • Synopsis: FAN is a Hindi language thriller in which the obsessive fan of a film megastar begins a dangerous game after he is shunned by his idol.

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FAN is a Hindi language thriller in which the obsessive fan of a film megastar begins a dangerous game after he is shunned by his idol.

Violence

There is moderate violence including a character being beaten with sticks and some fighting with punches and kicks, which causes some bloody injury.

Sex

There are moderate sex references.

There is use of mild bad language. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

SING STREET (2016)

SING STREET (2016)
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  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): John Carney

  • Cast: Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Kelly Thornton, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Ben Carolan

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, drug use, moderate sex references, smoking

  • Synopsis: SING STREET is an Irish music drama, set in Dublin in the 1980s, in which a fifteen-year-old schoolboy forms a band and dreams of moving to London.

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SING STREET is an Irish music drama, set in Dublin in the 1980s, in which a fifteen-year-old schoolboy forms a band and dreams of moving to London.

Language

There are two uses of strong language, one spoken and one written. There is also moderate and mild bad language.

In one scene, a boy racially bullies another boy. This is immediately challenged and condemned by someone else.

Drugs

There are infrequent scenes of drug smoking.

Sex

There are moderate sex references.

Smoking

There are several scenes in which teenage schoolboys smoke cigarettes.

Other issues include infrequent mild violence. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

GODS OF EGYPT (2016)

GODS OF EGYPT (2016)
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  • Run time: 127 minutes

  • Director(s): Alex Proyas

  • Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Elodie Young, Chadwick Boseman, Courtney Eaton, Rufus Sewell, Abbey Lee

  • BBFCinsight: moderate fantasy violence

  • 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: GODS OF EGYPT is a fantasy action film about a mortal hero who helps the god Horus battle his evil brother to prevent him conquering the ancient world.

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GODS OF EGYPT is a fantasy action film about a mortal hero who helps the god Horus battle his evil brother to prevent him conquering the ancient world.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate fantasy violence in which gods, having taken the form of mythical creatures, fight one another in various action scenes. God characters are also seen fighting in human form where they exchange punches and kicks, although this is mostly without detail or injury. In one scene a fantastical character's eyes are gouged out.

There is use of mild bad language and a brief scene in which sex is implied (a man and woman are shown lying in bed together).

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MASTERMINDS (2015)

MASTERMINDS (2015)
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  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): Jared Hess

  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Ken Marino, Devin Ratray, Jon Daly

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, violence

  • Synopsis: MASTERMINDS is a US comedy drama, based on a true story, about a guard at an armoured car company who becomes involved in a major robbery.

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MASTERMINDS is a US comedy drama, based on a true story, about a guard at an armoured car company who becomes involved in a major robbery.

Sex

In one scene a woman performs a comic lap dance; however, she remains fully clothed. In another scene, two women discuss feminine hygiene issues.

Violence

In one scene, a man watches a film showing a man shooting at men in a car, with the windscreen becoming speckled with blood. In another scene, a hitman drops a severed ear on the floor; however, the scene is comic. There are also scenes in which men and women fight; however, the scenes are comic and there is no strong detail.

In one scene, a man accidentally poos in a swimming pool and the water turns brown. There is also some mild bad language. More details are available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

GOLDEN YEARS (2016)

GOLDEN YEARS (2016)
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  • Run time: 96 minutes

  • Director(s): John Miller

  • Cast: Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna, Lily Travers, Philip Davis, Sue Johnstone, Simon Callow, Una Stubbs, Alun Armstrong

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: GOLDEN YEARS is a comedy drama about an elderly couple who decide to deal with their pension shortfall by turning to a life of crime.

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GOLDEN YEARS is a comedy drama about an elderly couple who decide to deal with their pension shortfall by turning to a life of crime.

Sex

There are moderate sex references when a couple park their caravan in a lay-by and their intentions are misunderstood. There are also some other moderate sex references.

The film contains mild bad language. The film also contains some mild comic threat during a series of amateurish bank robberies, and moments of slapstick violence.

There are discreet references to suicide, and references to drug misuse.

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10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (2016)

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (2016)
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  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Dan Trachtenberg

  • Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., John Goodman, Mat Vairo, Cindy Hogan, Jamie Clay

  • BBFCinsight: moderate threat, violence, infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE is a thriller about a young woman who is held in an underground bunker by a man who insists that a hostile event has left the surface of the Earth uninhabitable.

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10 CLOVERFIELD LANE is a thriller about a young woman who is held in an underground bunker by a man who insists that a hostile event has left the surface of the Earth uninhabitable.

Threat

There are several scenes of moderate threat, commonly involving the principal character who is held captive in an underground bunker. She is threatened both physically and verbally by her armed captor, whose real motivation is often unclear. There is also threat from outside the bunker, including a prolonged sequence in which the threat of death is confronted, and threat to another character within the bunker.

Violence

There are scenes of moderate violence in which characters slam each other into walls and doors. There is a shooting, but this occurs off screen and without detail. There is also an attack with acid which leaves a character with severe burns.

Language

There is one use of strong language, spoken as an expression of fear and not directed at anybody else.

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OUR LITTLE SISTER (2016)

OUR LITTLE SISTER (2016)
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  • Run time: 124 minutes

  • Director(s): Hirokazu Koreeda

  • Cast: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho Suzu Hirose, Ryô Kase, Ryôhei Suzuki

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent mild bad language

  • Synopsis: OUR LITTLE SISTER is a Japanese drama about three young adult sisters who meet their thirteen-year-old half-sister for the first time at their estranged father's funeral.

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OUR LITTLE SISTER is a Japanese drama about three young adult sisters who meet their thirteen-year-old half-sister for the first time at their father's funeral.

Language

Infrequent mild bad language includes subtitled uses of these words.

Other issues include very mild sex references and references to bereavement and terminal illness. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 142 minutes

  • Director(s): Joe Russo Anthony Russo

  • Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Daniel Brühl, Kevin Feige, Stephen McFeeley, Christopher Markus, James Young

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

  • 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: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is a superhero action film in which a rift forms between the Avengers following political interference.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR is a superhero action film about a rift caused between various Avengers factions following political interference.

Violence

Frequent scenes of moderate violence include battles between Captain America, the Avengers and various enemies. These fight scenes include shield strikes and martial arts punches and kicks. There is also a scene in which a man is interrogated by being suspended upside down over a sink filled with water. Some characters are shot or struck with knives; however the majority of scenes lack visible injuries or blood. Some scenes show small cuts and blood on faces or blood staining clothes; however, there is no focus on blood or injuries. There are also several explosions in which vehicles and buildings are destroyed.

There is some mild bad language. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

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