ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (2013)

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (2013)
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  • Run time: 99 minutes

  • Director(s): Morgan Spurlock

  • Cast: Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Simon Cowell, Dr. Stefan Koelsch, Mike Williams, Rob Stringer, Alexis Petrides, Sonny Takhar, Preston Mahon, Julian Bunetta

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild language

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  • Synopsis: Music documentary about One Direction, featuring interviews, rehearsals, and performances.

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ONE DIRECTION - THIS IS US is a documentary about the band One Direction, featuring interviews, rehearsals, and performances.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

The film contains some very mild sex references. At one point the band catch a fish, which is seen flapping on the deck of a boat and then being held up. However, there is no evidence of animal cruelty.

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FREE BIRDS (2013)

FREE BIRDS (2013)
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  • Run time: 91 minutes

  • Director(s): Jimmy Hayward

  • Cast: Woody Harrelson (voice), Owen Wilson (voice), Dan Fogler (voice), Colm meaney (voice), George Takei (voice), Keith David (voice), Amy Poehler (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild threat and slapstick

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  • Synopsis: Two turkeys travel back in time and attempt to remove their species from the menu of the traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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FREE BIRDS is an animated US film in which two turkeys travel back in time to the 17th century, in an attempt to remove their species from the menu of the traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Threat

The two turkeys find themselves in a variety of dangerous or scary situations, for example when they and other turkeys are chased by snarling dogs. However, these situations are comic and are always quickly resolved. There is occasional mild slapstick violence as the turkeys comically slap or punch one another. However, there is no blood or injury detail. In one scene a human character suddenly keels over and dies, and in another an adult turkey sacrifices himself in order to ensure the survival of several young turkeys and some unhatched eggs. It is implied that the older turkey is crushed beneath falling burning debris, but nothing is actually shown. The film moves on quickly, leaving the viewer with little opportunity to dwell on this particular turkey's fate.

Language

There is infrequent use of very mild bad language. For more information on the film's language, grown-ups can visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

The film also includes some very mild humour relating to turkeys' backsides.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (2013)

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (2013)
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  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): Kris Pearn Cody Cameron

  • Cast: Bill Hader (voice), Anna Faris (voice), James Caan (voice), Will Forte (voice), Andy Samberg (voice), Benjamin Bratt (voice), Neil Patrick Harris (voice), Terry Crews (voice), Kristen Schaal (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild threat, rude humour and very mild language

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  • Synopsis: A young scientist learns that his food-making machine is creating live food monsters and he must return home with his friends to save the world

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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 is a fantasy animation sequel in which a young scientist learns that his food making machine is creating live food monsters.

Threat

There are a few scenes of mild threat. In one scene, an orang-utan scientist approaches a strawberry character, flicking open a knife with brief sight of the blade in close shot. She wants to cut open the strawberry character to retrieve a USB stick. However the strawberry excretes a pile of jam from fear and inside the jam is the USB stick. There are also scenes of the main characters being chased by food monsters, such as cheeseburger spiders. The characters are almost always together and help each other as part of a team. There is a scene in which all the main characters are tied up and lowered towards a grinding machine, but they are rescued before coming to harm.

Theme

The rude humour includes a policeman farting when cutting through a cheese cobweb, a cheeseburger spider burping after swallowing the villain, and references to stretchy underpants that are 'wedgie proof'.

Language

There is a single use of very mild bad language. For more information about the language, parents may visit the main BBFC website or download the free BBFC app.

THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD (1980)

THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD (1980)
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  • Run time: 82 minutes

  • Director(s): Paul Grimault

  • Cast: Jean Martin (voice), Pascal Mazzotti (voice), Raymond Bussieres (voice), Agnes Viala (voice), Renaud Marx (voice), Hubert Deschamps (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat

  • Synopsis: The story of the King of Takicardia, whose portrait wants to marry a Shepherdess who is in love with a character in another painting.

GRACE OF MONACO (2014)

GRACE OF MONACO (2014)
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  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Olivier Dahan

  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Jacobi, Paz Vega, Geraldine Somerville, Robert Lindsay

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

  • Synopsis: The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle.

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GRACE OF MONACO is a drama about former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco and France in the early 1960s.

Sex

One comic reference when a man sits on a chair that is supposedly made from a whale's scrotum.

Violence

Mild violence includes a man delivering a heavy slap to another man's face during a heated argument.

Language

One use of mild bad language.

There are scenes showing adults smoking, reflecting the period in which the film is set.

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BLACK NATIVITY (2013)

BLACK NATIVITY (2013)
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  • Run time: 93 minutes

  • Director(s): Kasi Lemmons

  • Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Mary J. Blige

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, very mild bad language

  • Synopsis: Langston is sent to Harlem in New York to live with his estranged grandparents after he and his mother are evicted just before Christmas.

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BLACK NATIVITY is a drama about a teenage boy who is sent to live with his grandparents at Christmas, after his mother is evicted from their home.

Threat

In one scene the boy attempts to hold up a pawn shop with a gun, but is prevented from completing the robbery when a policeman arrives and pulls his own gun on the boy. There is a brief stand-off as both characters aim their guns at one another.

Language

The film also contains some very mild bad language.

Drugs

There is a reference to drugs when a man warns the young boy about his conduct.

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LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946)

LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946)
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  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): Jean Cocteau

  • Cast: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parely, Marcel Andre, Nane Germon, Michel Auclair, Mila Parély, Raoul Marco, Marcel André

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild language and scary scenes

  • Synopsis: A beautiful young woman, Belle, takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast after he is caught stealing a rose.

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LA BELLE ET LA BETE - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a version of the fairy tale in which a young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a beast.

Language

The film contains some mild bad language.

Threat

The Beast's face is occasionally shown in close-up, and in some scenes he is bloodied or his fur burns. In other scenes, gargoyles in a castle are shown to have human faces and disembodied hands reach out. However, the Beast is a figure of pity, rather than horror, and there is no threat directed towards Belle.

The film also contains scenes in which a man strikes a woman and another man on the face, and a scene in which an arrow pierces a man in the back, the man transforming into the beast. The film also contains scenes in which men smoke old-fashioned clay pipes. These scenes do not promote smoking and reflect the age of the film and the period in which it is set.

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JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR (2013)

JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR (2013)
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  • Run time: 96 minutes

  • Director(s): Manuel Sicilia

  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan (voice), Freddie Highmore (voice), Mark Strong (voice), Rupert Everett (voice), Antonio Banderas (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild violence

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  • Synopsis: A lawyer's son rebels against his father and decides to become a knight.

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JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR is a fantasy animated feature about a young man who dreams of being a knight.

Violence

Scenes of mild violence include fight scenes, with punches, kicks and head butts. There is also an implied stabbing, without bloody detail. A character waves a dagger about and threatens a young woman with it, and in other scenes characters are also threatened with knives. At times the violence and action is quite sustained.

There is also some wordplay, such as a scene in which a woman recites a poem to a man, "You drive me berserk because you're such a... ", and a reference "Don't forget to protect the crown jewels", as the hero is hit in the crotch.

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FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (2011)

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (2011)
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  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Goro Miyazaki

  • Cast: Sarah Bolger (voice), Anton Yelchin (voice), Christina Hendricks (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains no material likely to offend or harm

  • Synopsis: Young couple Umi and Shun battle to save their school's clubhouse from demolition and investigate several strange coincidences that suggest their families are somehow linked.

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FROM UP ON POPPY HILL is a Japanese animated drama about a young couple who become close whilst campaigning to save a school clubhouse from demolition.

In one scene a brawl occurs during the course of a student debate, but there is no detail at all of any violence. In another scene, a character in the background in a cafe is briefly seen smoking a cigarette.

TURBO (2013)

TURBO (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): David Soren

  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds (voice), Paul Giamatti (voice), Maya Rudolph (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild threat

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  • Synopsis: A tiny snail is transformed into a super-speedy racer.

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TURBO is an animated film about a very fast snail who enters the Indianapolis 500 car race.

Threat

There are a few scenes of mild threat in which the tiny snail characters are placed in danger. A couple of the scenes involve crows, who are seen swooping down and plucking up snails. There are some quite intense moments on the racetrack, when the tiny snail speeds between the wheels of the racing cars, narrowly avoiding being squashed. At one point, a huge wheel moves in slow-motion towards the snail, but he manages to escape. The scenes of mild threat are short and we are never in any doubt that the snail hero will escape and triumph.

The film also contains some very mild slapstick violence, when another snail headbutts the hero, to get him on the move. However, he only uses his head because he doesn't have arms and the action translates to a 'snap out of it' slap on the cheek rather than anything more violent.

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