ROMEO & JULIET (2013)

ROMEO & JULIET (2013)
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  • Run time: 115 minutes

  • Director(s): Carlo Carlei

  • Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ed Westwick, Lesley Manville, Christian Cooke

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence

  • Synopsis: Adaptation of a Shakespeare play about two young people who fall in love during a terrible feud between their families.

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ROMEO & JULIET is an adaptation of Shakespeare's play about young lovers caught between their warring families.

Violence

The violence occurs during brawls between the rival factions, as well as during sword duels between individual characters. There is occasional sight of blood but the historical setting distances the violence from modern day reality.

The film also contains mild innuendo and a brief and very discreet scene of lovemaking.

CINEMA PARADISO (1988)

CINEMA PARADISO (1988)
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  • Run time: 142 minutes

  • Director(s): Giuseppe Tornatore

  • Cast: Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Leo Gullotta, Pupella Maggio, Agnese Nano, Leopoldo Trieste, Tano Cimarosa, Nicola Di Pinto, Roberta Lena, Nino Terzo, Brigitte Fossey, Nellina Lagana, Turi Giuffrida, Mariella Lo Giudice, Giorgio Libassi

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex

WRECK-IT RALPH (2012)

WRECK-IT RALPH (2012)
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  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Rich Moore

  • Cast: John C. Reilly (voice), Jack McBrayer (voice), Sarah Silverman (voice), Jane Lynch (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Ed O'Neill (voice), Edie McClurg (voice), Dennis Haysbert (voice), Joe Lo Truglio (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild violence

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  • Synopsis: A character from an old arcade video game wants to be the hero, rather than the baddie for a change.

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WRECK-IT RALPH is an animated film about a character in an old arcade video game who decides he wants to be the hero rather than the baddie.

Violence

There are several scenes of comic violence. One scene shows a zombie having his heart pulled out of his chest by another character, with the intention of showing that even 'baddies' have a heart. As the zombie is already 'dead' the removal of his heart does not affect him and he continues to talk happily after the event. There a couple of drips of blood as the heart is held but the moment is brief and there is no focus on the blood or the injury.

In other scenes the central character, Ralph, takes part in a science fiction 'shoot 'em up' video game in which soldiers fire lasers at large bug creatures who swarm over the surroundings without doing any real harm. In a comical flashback these bugs are also seen to invade a wedding and swallow the groom whole.

During a scene in which two characters are trapped in a swamp, their only hope of escape is by getting some animated ribbons to drop nearer to them by making the ribbons laugh. To do this one character is hit around the head several times, leaving him with a black eye, swollen cheek and missing tooth. However, this character can magically 'fix' everything with his hammer and when he touches it to his face he is entirely healed.

Threat

There are also some scenes of mild threat. The video game bugs swarm into a world made of candy and threaten to overrun it completely, with a young girl character appearing particularly vulnerable as they destroy everything around her. The same girl is threatened during a car race as the chief villain tries to make her crash. All these moments of threat are brief and are lightened by comic dialogue, with the girl quickly rescued by the hero.

Theme

The film also contains some mild rude humour, including jokes about 'soiling yourself' and 'peeing' in your pants.

BATTLE OF THE YEAR (2013)

BATTLE OF THE YEAR (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 110 minutes

  • Director(s): Benson Lee

  • Cast: Josh Holloway, Josh Peck, Weronika Rosati, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown

  • BBFCinsight: Contains an implied use of strong language and moderate violence

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  • Synopsis: Producer Dante Graham promotes a group of B-boys attempting to bring the Battle of the Year Trophy back to the USA for the first time in fifteen years.

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BATTLE OF THE YEAR is a US dance movie in which a record producer and former basketball coach sets out to produce a team capable of becoming world B-boy champions.

Language

The film contains a single implied use of strong language and some mild bad language.

Violence

The film includes two brief fight sequences in which punches are thrown. The violence does not result in any blood or injury detail.

More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)

THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)
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  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): Phil Lord Christopher Miller

  • Cast: Chris Pratt (voice), Elizabeth Banks (voice), Will Arnett (voice), Will Ferrell (voice), Morgan Freeman (voice), Liam Neeson (voice), Cobie Smulders (voice), Nick Offerman (voice), Jonah Hill (voice), Alison Brie (voice), Channing Tatum (voice), Charlie Day (voice), Jadon Sand (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy violence, very mild bad language

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  • Synopsis: Emmett, an ordinary Lego construction worker, is recruited to join the Master Builders in a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe.

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THE LEGO MOVIE is an animated children's film about an ordinary construction worker who must join forces with the Lego Master Builders to save his world from the evil plans of President Business.

Violence

There are lots of fight sequences in which the good characters take on various baddies, including Lego robots and Lego skeletons. The Lego figures kick and punch at each other, while leaping around in fantastical style. Very few of the blows are clearly seen to land and all the action involves toy figures rather than humans. Occasionally the heads of the Lego figures pop off during fights, and one character's head is knocked off by a flying coin but continues to talk to his friends. Other sequences have science fiction space ships and robots shooting laser beams at others, causing explosions and crashes. No one is seen to get hurt and the fact that all the fighting involves animated toy figures means that the fantasy nature of the violence is very clear.

Language

There is some very mild bad language.

More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (2014)

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (2014)
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  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Rob Minkoff

  • Cast: Ty Burrell (voice), Max Charles (voice), Stephen Colbert (voice), Leslie Mann (voice), Stanley Tucci (voice), Allison Janney (voice), Mel Brooks (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic violence, threat, very mild bad language

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  • Synopsis: Doggy genius Mr. Peabody and his adopted son Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events at first-hand and meet some of the greatest characters in history.

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MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is an animated film in which a boy, a girl and a dog travel back in time to significant historical events.

Violence

Mild comic violence includes a slapstick battle between Greeks and Trojans, and an 18th century Frenchman being tasered by a police officer in modern New York City. There is no blood or injury detail.

Threat

There are a number of scenes of mild threat, although these are always quickly resolved and balanced by comedy. In one scene, a character is taken to the guillotine during the French Revolution. However, when the blade drops, half a melon is found in the basket, rather than a head.

There is infrequent very mild bad language.

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WOLF CHILDREN (2012)

WOLF CHILDREN (2012)
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  • Run time: 117 minutes

  • Director(s): Mamoru Hosada

  • Cast: Kumiko Asô, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Megumi Hayashibara, Takuma Hiraoka

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild language, violence and threat

  • Synopsis: Subtitled animation, in which the children of a woman and a 'wolf man' have to decide whether to live their lives as humans or wolves.

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WOLF CHILDREN is a subtitled Japanese language animation, in which the children of a woman and a 'wolf man' have to decide whether to live their lives as humans or wolves.

Violence

The mild violence occurs during a scene in which a young girl is involved in a squabble with a boy at her school. She momentarily turns half-wolf and lashes out with a claw. There is a small spray of blood as she scratches the boy's ear. The boy is later seen with a bandage around his head.

Threat

The mild threat occurs during a scene in which a young boy falls into a fast-flowing river and is swept away. He is seen limp and helpless below the surface, as the swift current carries him along. At first it appears that he might have drowned, but he quickly revives and is none the worse for the experience.

A mild love scene at the beginning of the film includes sight of a young woman's bare shoulders. Her partner is also briefly shown embracing her with his arm in the form of a large wolf paw. It's a tender moment, not frightening, and it's an important part of the story that he is a 'wolf man' who changes between being a human and a wolf, explaining why their children are half-human, half 'wolf children'.

WOLF CHILDREN also includes a single subtitled use of very mild bad language.

More information about the very mild bad language is available on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

THE WOLVERINE (2013)

THE WOLVERINE (2013)
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  • Run time: 121 minutes

  • Director(s): James Mangold

  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Qyoko Kudo

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate action violence and one use of strong language

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  • Synopsis: Wolverine looks into his past and his creator.

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THE WOLVERINE is a fantasy film in which Wolverine meets a man who claims he can make him mortal.

Violence

The moderate action violence is mostly seen during battles between the mutant Wolverine and human and mutant opponents. The action is often intense, and includes scenes in which Wolverine's metal claws emerge from the back of his fingers and slash or stab his opponents. However, there is little sight of injuries and very little bloodshed. In some scenes Wolverine is cut and in one scene he removes a robotic parasite from inside his body. However, his wounds heal rapidly. In some scenes a villainess spits poison in men's faces and their skin briefly blisters. These brief moments do not focus on injury.

Language

There is one use of strong language and some milder bad language.

Further information about the language and violence is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

TARZAN (2013)

TARZAN (2013)
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  • Run time: 99 minutes

  • Director(s): Reinhard Klooss

  • Cast: Kellan Lutz (voice), Spencer Locke (voice), Robert Capron (voice), Jaime Ray Newman (voice), Brian Bloom (voice), Mark Deklin (voice), Brian Huskey (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild 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: Tarzan returns with Jane to the jungle and faces a new threat from Greystoke Industries, a company set up after his father perished in a plane crash.

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TARZAN is an animated retelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous story about a child raised in the jungle by apes.

Violence

The are some scenes of mild violence, including Tarzan having a knife fight with a dominant male gorilla.

Threat

There are a number of scenes of mild threat, for example when a huge meteorite explodes and when Tarzan and Jane are chased and shot at by villains.

The film also contains infrequent very mild sex references and very mild bad language.

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ENDER'S GAME (2013)

ENDER'S GAME (2013)
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  • Run time: 111 minutes

  • Director(s): Gavin Hood

  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence

  • Synopsis: In a future where Earth has had to defend itself against aliens, adolescents are trained to become a fighting force to prevent another attack.

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ENDER'S GAME is a science fiction film about an adolescent fighting force.

Violence

The violence contains very little injury or bloodletting, and for the most part occurs within a clear fantasy context of humans versus aliens. However, there are two occasions on which teenage boys fight, in both cases as the hero stands up to bullies. Ultimately, the film's message is that violence is not the best way to solve disputes between people.

Injury detail

There is a slightly gory moment when a monitoring device is removed from the back of Ender's neck. This is presented as part of a swift medical procedure. We see Ender grimace for a second as the metal device, with a small amount of blood visible, is pulled out and placed in a jar of liquid.

There is also some mild bad language. For more information about the film's language, grown-ups may visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

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