THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS (2009)

THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS (2009)
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  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Robert Vince

  • Cast: Mitchel Musso, Richard Kind, Bonnie Somerville, Zachary Gordon, G. Hannelius, Madison Pettis, Richard Riehle, Wendi-Mclendon-Covey, Danny Woodburn

  • BBFCinsight: Contains scenes of very mild emotional upset

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THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS is a family comedy about a toy that is transformed by an enchanted crystal into a live dog Paws. When Paws gets lost and Santa loses his memory the pair must find each other to bring home the message of Christmas.

Theme

There are some scenes of very mild emotional upset though these are quickly countered by reassuring moments. These include orphans crying when Ms Stout is mean to them, Santa being struck by traffic and, though unhurt, losing his memory and later a scene where Santa is shown to be critically ill but saved by magic.

There is also a sequence where the lead character, a toy dog brought to life by magic, appears to have been thrown into an incinerator, but he is swiftly rescued.

There is also some brief crude humour when a dog urinates on a woman's shoe.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013)

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013)
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  • Run time: 146 minutes

  • Director(s): Francis Lawrence

  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ritchson, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Toby Jones

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence and threat, and infrequent strong language

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  • Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

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HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is a fantasy sequel in which Katniss Everdeen is required to participate in a special anniversary version of the Hunger Games.

Violence

There are a number of scenes of moderate violence and threat, including sight of a man being flogged by soldiers. This results in brief sight of the man's bloody back. However, there is no emphasis on blood or injuries, either here or elsewhere in the film. During the contest, Katniss is constantly under threat, from other contestants, from poisonous gas, and from a rampaging gang of baboons. Nonetheless, the emphasis is firmly on her strength and resourcefulness.

Language

The film contains two bleeped, but clearly identifiable, uses of strong language. There is also infrequent use of mild bad language.

In one scene a young woman removes her clothes. However, her back is to camera and there is no clear detail of nudity.

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 (2014)

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 120 minutes

  • Director(s): Francis Lawrence

  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

  • Synopsis: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 is the third film in the series adapted from the novels by Suzanne Collins. In this instalment, Katniss is chosen to lead a revolutionary force against the Capitol.

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 is the third film in the series adapted from the novels by Suzanne Collins. In this instalment, Katniss is chosen to lead a revolutionary force against the Capitol.

Violence

In one scene, a young woman is attacked by a young man, who hits her to the ground and places his hands around her neck. However, another man hits the attacker over the head and the woman's injuries are hidden by a neck brace.

There are scenes in which groups of rebels clash with soldiers, which include people being knocked down and hit by bullets. However, there is very little blood or injury detail. Dead bodies are seen in a couple of sequences, with some charred skeletons in the ruins of a city, and bodies covered by sheets outside a hospital building. These images are only seen briefly and there is no close-up focus on injuries.

Threat

There are several sequences in which the main characters are placed in danger, with some large-scale battle sequences as rebels face the government soldiers. Cities are attacked, with people forced to flee to safety, and some question about whether or not characters have survived.

The film also contains references to death by hanging, with the main character singing a song about a 'hanging tree', and the song then sung by crowds of others as they start to follow her.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

DILWALE (2015)

DILWALE (2015)
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  • Run time: 154 minutes

  • Director(s): Rohit Shetty

  • Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Kriti Sanon, Kabir Bedi, Varun Dhawan, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra, Vinod Khanna

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

  • Synopsis: DILWALE is a subtitled Hindi language romantic action comedy about a young man who falls in love with a woman and encounters problems between their respective families.

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DILWALE is a subtitled Hindi language romantic action comedy about a young man who falls in love with a woman and encounters problems between their respective families.

Violence

There are several scenes in which characters fight or engage in gun battles with criminal rivals. Although there are some heavy blows and brief impact wounds, injury detail is limited.

There is some mild bad language and some negative drug references. More information about the mild language in this film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

GRAVITY (2013)

GRAVITY (2013)
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  • Run time: 91 minutes

  • Director(s): Alfonso Cuarón

  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

  • BBFCinsight: Contains sustained moderate threat, disturbing images and strong language

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  • Synopsis: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

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GRAVITY is a science fiction drama about a pair of astronauts on a mission who are left stranded in space after debris from a satellite destroys their shuttle.

Threat

There are several scenes of threat as the surviving astronauts dodge debris from exploding space vehicles, explosions, bursts of flame and high speed buffeting by and bouncing off various space vehicles and crashing spacecraft. There is also a brief scene of a woman close to drowning. While many of these sequences of threat are sustained, the film contains a positive message how humans strive to survive.

Disturbing images

Brief but disturbing images of dead bodies in space include a man whose frozen face has a hole in the middle where his nose has broken off.

Language

There is a single use of strong language and some milder bad language.

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ALOHA (2015)

ALOHA (2015)
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  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): Cameron Crowe

  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Bill Camp

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: ALOHA is a romantic drama about a military contractor who returns to work with local leaders in Hawaii on behalf of the airforce, and falls for the captain assigned to help him.

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ALOHA is a romantic drama about a military contractor who returns to work with local leaders in Hawaii on behalf of the airforce, and falls for the captain assigned to help him.

Language

There is a single use of strong language as well as milder terms. For more information, grown-ups can vist the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

The film also contains mild sex references.

CREED (2015)

CREED (2015)
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  • Run time: 133 minutes

  • Director(s): Ryan Coogler

  • Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Graham McTavish, Phylicia Rashad, Maria Breyman, Ritchie Coster, Wood Harris, Stephanie Damiano, Gabe Rosado, Malik Bazille, Rupal Pujara

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: CREED is a US drama in which a former world heavyweight boxing champion trains and mentors the son of a late friend and rival.

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CREED is a US drama in which a former world heavyweight boxing champion trains and mentors the son of a late friend and rival.

Violence

The majority of the film's violence takes place inside a boxing ring. Some of the punches thrown are very crunchy but injury detail is limited to sight of relatively minor facial cuts and swellings and the spitting out, from time to time, of bloody saliva.

Language

There is infrequent strong language and some mild bad language. For more information on the issues in this film written for grown-ups, adults can visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

Other issues include some mild sex references and scene in which a couple kiss and the woman removes her blouse to reveal the back strap of her bra.

JOY (2015)

JOY (2015)
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  • Run time: 121 minutes

  • Director(s): David O. Russell

  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Isabella Cramp, Édgar Ramírez, Elisabeth Röhm, Madison Wolfe, Dascha Polanco, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Donna Mills

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: JOY is a drama, based on the true story of Joy Mangano who invented a household cleaning device and went on to establish a business dynasty.

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JOY is a drama, based on the true story of Joy Mangano who invented a household cleaning device and went on to establish a business dynasty.

Language

There is infrequent strong language and milder bad language. For more information about the language parents can visit the main BBFC website or download our free BBFC app.

There are scenes of mild emotional upset as characters experience difficulties in relationships and family bereavements. There is also brief sight of bloody injury detail after an accident with broken glass.

THE HONOURABLE REBEL (2015)

THE HONOURABLE REBEL (2015)
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  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Mike Fraser

  • Cast: Diana Rigg, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, James Hender, Daniel Donskoy, William Ludwig

  • BBFCinsight: mild sex references

  • Synopsis: THE HONOURABLE REBEL is a drama-documentary about the eventful life of Elizabeth Montagu, born in 1909 as the heiress to the Beaulieu Estate.

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THE HONOURABLE REBEL is a drama-documentary about the eventful life of Elizabeth Montagu, born in 1909 as the heiress to the Beaulieu Estate.

Sex

There are references to Elizabeth Montagu's relationships with a number of women. There are also references to a man being arrested for 'homosexual offences'. For more information, grown-ups can visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

There is a scene of mild emotional upset as a young child is scolded by her nanny, and very mild threat in a scene set during World War Two in which Elizabeth Montagu outruns Nazi soldiers on motorcycles who are chasing her car.

There is also very mild bad language.

The film also contains scenes of smoking.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 135 minutes

  • Director(s): J. J. Abrams

  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max Von Sydow, Kenny Baker, Warwick Davis, Simon Pegg, Ken Leung, Pip Torrens, Iko Uwais

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, 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: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is a sci-fi action adventure in which a young woman becomes embroiled in a galactic conflict.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is a sci-fi action adventure in which a young woman becomes involved in a galactic battle.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate violence, including use of lightsabers and fantasy weapons. There is some sight of blood and injury detail is brief.

Threat

Occasional scenes of moderate threat include characters being interrogated using 'the Force', and characters being held at lightsaber-point.

There are a few uses of very mild bad language. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free apps.

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