THE LADY IN THE VAN (2015)

THE LADY IN THE VAN (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 104 minutes

  • Director(s): Nicholas Hytner

  • Cast: Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Jim Broadbent, Frances de la Tour, Roger Allam, Alex Jennings, Gwen Taylor

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: THE LADY IN THE VAN is a drama, based on real events, about a vagrant who the playwright Alan Bennett allowed to park her van in his driveway, where she lived for fifteen years.

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THE LADY IN THE VAN is a drama, based on real events, about a vagrant who the playwright Alan Bennett allowed to park her van in his driveway, where she lived for fifteen years.

Language

There is infrequent strong language and moderate bad language. There are also uses of milder bad language. Examples of this language can be found on the main BBFC website or free Apps.

There are undetailed images of a road accident with brief sight of bloody injury, as well as mild innuendo. The film also touches on issues of mental health and death.

GOOSEBUMPS (2015)

GOOSEBUMPS (2015)
  • Genre: ,

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Rob Letterman

  • Cast: Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette

  • BBFCinsight: frequent 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: GOOSEBUMPS is an adventure horror about a boy who has to save his town when hundreds of monsters are unleashed from his neighbour's book collection.

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GOOSEBUMPS is an adventure horror about a boy who has to save his town when hundreds of monsters are unleashed from his neighbour's book collection.

Threat

There are various evil characters such as a talking ventriloquist's dummy, a giant praying mantis, evil garden gnomes and a yeti. There are occasional jump moments and sight of characters screaming or running in fear from the evil characters. One scene shows an evil clown and other characters parading through the school halls as students run away screaming. There is a scene in which a pet poodle starts levitating and then snaps and snarls at a woman.

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

SPECTRE (2015)

SPECTRE (2015)
  • Genre: ,

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 145 minutes

  • Director(s): Sam Mendes

  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear, Jesper Christensen, Stephanie Sigman

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

  • Synopsis: SPECTRE is an action drama featuring Ian Fleming's spy character, James Bond.

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SPECTRE is an action drama featuring Ian Fleming's spy character, James Bond.

Violence

There is a scene of torture, although there is only limited detail and the character in question is not seriously harmed. There is also a brief moment of eye-gouging, with limited detail, and a scene in which a man shoots himself in the head, although the bullet impact is not shown on screen.

There are a number of scenes of moderate action violence, including crunchy blows and shootings, but these lack any focus on detail. There is occasional sight of injuries resulting from violence, including cuts and grazes, as well as sight of blood on faces, hands and clothing.

Threat

There are a number of scenes in which characters are threatened or in danger, including some long and intense chase sequences.

The film also contains scenes in which couples embrace, kiss and begin to undress, although these scenes cut away before anything further is shown. There are verbal references to various criminal activities, and some mild bad language. Examples of the verbal references and bad language can be found on the main BBFC website or free Apps.

DADDY'S HOME (2015)

DADDY'S HOME (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 96 minutes

  • Director(s): Sean Anders John Morris

  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Alessandra Ambrosio, Paul Scheer, Hannibal Buress, Thomas Haden Church, Bobby Cannavale

  • BBFCinsight: moderate bad language, sex references, comic violence

  • Synopsis: DADDY'S HOME is a US comedy about a stepfather competing for the role of father to his family after his stepchildren's biological father returns.

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DADDY'S HOME is a US comedy about a stepfather competing for the role of father to his family after his stepchildren's biological father returns.

Language

There is some moderate bad language, as well as milder bad language

Sex

In one scene, a man undergoes a medical examination, and there are verbal references to his private parts. In another scene, he accidentally exposes himself to a roomful of people in another building. Neither scene features strong nudity. There are also some moderate verbal sex references.

Violence

In one scene, a young boy punches an older girl in the face and kicks her in the groin as she lies on the ground. The scene is comic, there is no injury detail, and the pair end up being friends. There is also a comic scene in which a drunken man accidentally hurls a basketball at people's faces.

There is some discriminatory language; however, this is not condoned by the film.

Examples of the sex references and bad language can be found on the free BBFC app and the main BBFC website.

ANIMAL KINGDOM: LET'S GO APE (2015)

ANIMAL KINGDOM: LET'S GO APE (2015)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 90 minutes

  • Director(s): Jamel Debbouze

  • Cast: Ben Bishop, Sohm Kapila, Ray Gillon

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, threat

  • Synopsis: ANIMAL KINGDOM: LET'S GO APE is an animation comedy about the outcast son of a primate king who learns the secrets of fire and how to run on two legs, eventually bringing his community down from the trees.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM: LET'S GO APE is an animation comedy about the outcast son of a primate king who learns the secrets of fire and how to run on two legs, eventually bringing his community down from the trees.

Violence

Scenes of mild violence include a fight between two male apes during which one is bitten on the shoulder and knocked to the ground. One ape then begins to throttle the other. A little later several apes beat another across the back and shoulders with sticks and bones. The film also includes very mild slapstick violence.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include a sequence in which a young ape is caught up in a tornado and swirled about by the violent winds.

Other issues include very mild bad language. Examples of this can be found on the main BBFC website or free Apps.

There is very mild toilet humour from time to time as apes thrust their bottoms near each others' faces whilst grooming.

MAYA THE BEE (2015)

MAYA THE BEE (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 86 minutes

  • Director(s): Alexs Stadermann

  • Cast: Noah Taylor (voice), Kodi Smit-McPhee (voice), Jacki Weaver (voice), Richard Roxburgh (voice), Miriam Margolyes (voice), Coco Jack Gillies (voice), Justine Clark (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent very mild threat

  • Synopsis: MAYA THE BEE is an animated children's film about a young bee who is banished from her hive. She subsequently makes new friends in the outside world who help her save the hive from a takeover.

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MAYA THE BEE is an animated children's film about a young bee who is banished from her hive. She makes new friends in the outside world who help her save the hive from a takeover.

Threat

In one scene, young bees and hornets are warned that rival insects wish them harm, and this is accompanied by brief scary images of larger insects. In another scene, a spider grabs a young hornet and traps it in her web but the hornet is rescued. There is also a scene in which bats attack the insects but there is no detail.

In some scenes, the elderly Queen Bee is weak because her Royal Jelly has been taken away but her food source is found and she is fully revived again.

A CHRISTMAS STAR (2015)

A CHRISTMAS STAR (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 80 minutes

  • Director(s): Richard Elson

  • Cast: Rob James-Collier, Bronagh Waugh, Richard Clements

  • BBFCinsight: no material likely to offend or harm

  • Synopsis: A CHRISTMAS STAR is a family Christmas film about a girl who tries to save her small town from being taken over by an American investor.

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A CHRISTMAS STAR is a family Christmas film about a girl who tries to save her small town from being taken over by an American investor.

There is no material likely to offend or harm.

There are infrequent and brief scenes showing characters in arguments.

A woman cries out in pain as she is in labour.

There is some very mild threat when a motorbike zooms through a market and a man falls over.

DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION OF F (2015)

DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION OF F (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): Tadayoshi Yamamuro

  • Cast: Masako Nozawa (voice), Ryô Horikawa (voice), Hiromi Tsuru (voice), Masaharu Satô (voice), Mayumi Tanaka (voice), Toshio Furukawa (voice)

  • 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: DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION OF 'F' is a feature length animation about the resurrection of the evil Frieza and his army of soldiers.

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DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION OF 'F' is a feature length animation about the resurrection of the evil Frieza and his army of soldiers.

Violence

There is sustained fantasy violence, including fight scenes in which characters are punched and kicked, but this is largely without any injury detail. In one scene, a character stamps on a man's wounded chest in order to cause the victim more pain, and there is also a brief blood spurt after a character gets hit in the face.

There are uses of mild bad language. More information about the language and other classification issues in this film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

PAN (2015)

PAN (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 111 minutes

  • Director(s): Joe Wright

  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Levi Miller, Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne, Kathy Burke, Jimmy Vee, Harry Lister Smith

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy violence, threat, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: PAN is a fantasy action adventure in which Peter Pan is kidnapped and taken to Neverland by the pirates, where he has to confront their dangerous leader, Blackbeard.

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PAN is a fantasy action adventure in which Peter Pan is kidnapped and taken to Neverland by the pirates, where he has to confront their dangerous leader, Blackbeard.

Violence

Violence is mild and the context is fantastical. There are action sequences in which characters are hit with makeshift weapons, such as shovels, and knocked down. In one fight sequence, kicks and punches are exchanged and there are some blows to the face during this, and other, fight scenes. There are also sword fights and there is brief sight of injury.

Threat

There are a number of scenes of threat, including children being whisked away by pirates, characters made to walk the plank from a pirate ship, and threat to characters with weapons, including a sword held to characters' throats.

Language

There is mild bad language, you can find examples of this on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC App.

TERMINATOR GENISYS (2015)

TERMINATOR GENISYS (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 126 minutes

  • Director(s): Alan Taylor

  • Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith

  • BBFCinsight: moderate threat, violence, infrequent strong language

  • 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: TERMINATOR GENISYS is a science-fiction action adventure film in which a soldier is sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to prevent the assassination of a woman who will one day give birth to a legendary guerrilla leader and freedom fighter.

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TERMINATOR GENISYS is a science fiction action adventure film in which a soldier is sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to prevent the assassination of a woman who will one day give birth to a legendary guerrilla leader and freedom fighter.

Threat

The moderate threat arises in sequences, some quite intense, during which human characters are relentlessly pursued by cyborgs intent on killing them.

Violence

There are scenes of cyborgs fighting other cyborgs, with cybernetic heads and arms being blasted or ripped off. Human characters are also shot and stabbed, but very little is seen in terms of blood or injury detail. In one scene small bloody bullet holes are visible in the torsos of several bodies lying on the floor in the background.

Language

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

Other issues include infrequent very mild sex references and male buttock nudity.

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