WOLF CHILDREN (2012)

WOLF CHILDREN (2012)
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  • Release date(s):

  • 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.

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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.

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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

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  • 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.

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2013)

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2013)
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  • Run time: 112 minutes

  • Director(s): Ben Stiller

  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Adrian Martinez, Patton Oswalt, Kathryn Hahn, Jonathan C. Daly, Gary Wilmes

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence, mild language and sex references

  • Synopsis: Walter Mitty, who works for LIFE magazine, sets out on an adventure to find a photographer and locate the picture that featured on the last ever issue.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is a US comedy drama about an office employee who daydreams about being more adventurous.

Violence

Moderate violence includes a scene in which two characters fight, with blows to the head and body and brief sight of blood on a man's face. However, the fantastical nature of the fight quickly becomes apparent. Other brief fight scenes include a struggle shown through an x-ray machine which includes a kick and a headbutt before a character is thrown to the ground. The x-ray view limits the detail.

Sex

There are some mild sex references.

Language

The film contains some mild bad language.

The film also includes a scene in which a character is threatened by, and has to fight off, a shark, and one in which characters outrun volcanic ash in their car.

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RIO 2 (2014)

RIO 2 (2014)
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  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Carlos Saldanha

  • Cast: Anne Hathaway (voice), Jesse Eisenberg (voice), Bruno Mars (voice), Leslie Mann (voice), Jamie Foxx (voice), Jake T. Austin (voice), Jemaine Clement (voice), Kristin Chenoworth (voice), Andy Garcia (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic threat, slapstick

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  • Synopsis: Animated sequel in which a family of macaws go to the Amazon rainforest, followed by a vengeful cockatoo.

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RIO 2 is an animated sequel in which a family of macaws go to the Amazon rainforest, followed by a vengeful cockatoo.

Threat

There is some mild comic threat, including the villainous cockatoo threatening to kill another bird with his claws, but falling backwards. He also throws a dart at a dummy version of the macaw. A scary spider suddenly appears, as well as a snake that slithers across a female character in the rainforest.

Violence

There are some chase sequences which result in slapstick moments. There is also a scene in which a little bird is strapped to a firework by a child macaw, although his parents arrive to warn him against his behaviour.

THE HARRY HILL MOVIE (2013)

THE HARRY HILL MOVIE (2013)
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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Steve Bendelack

  • Cast: Harry Hill, Julie Walters, Simon Bird, Matt Lucas, Sheridan Smith, Julian Barratt, Jim Broadbent

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild comic violence and threat, mild sex references and innuendo

  • Synopsis: When he thinks his hamster Abu has just a week to live, Harry Hill and his gran take the hamster on a trip to Blackpool.

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HE HARRY HILL MOVIE is a comedy in which Harry Hill must protect his pet hamster from villains.

Violence

Violence includes Hill taking part in a boxing match in which he is punched in slow motion and in slapstick style. In one sequence, Hill's pet hamster is turned into a giant creature and is shot at by soldiers, resulting in small explosions on the giant hamster's body. But no harm comes to the hamster, who soon returns to his normal size. In another scene Hill's grandmother uses a comic style of fighting, which involves some slapstick moves, such as pulling on a man's tongue before letting it slap back. No one is seen to come to harm in any of these comic scenes.

Sex

The film contains some mild innuendo.

Hill's grandmother is seen drinking petrol from a can and then burping flames. However, she is told off for this behaviour.

There are also jokes about farting and, in one scene, the hamster vomits green slime over several people’s faces.

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PLANES (2013)

PLANES (2013)
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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Klay Hall

  • Cast: Val Kilmer (voice), Teri Hatcher (voice), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (voice), Dane Cook (voice), John Cleese (voice), Anthony Edwards (voice), Larry The Cable Guy (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: Contains no material likely to offend or harm

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  • Synopsis: Dusty, a crop dusting plane, dreams of competing in the famous 'Wings Around The Globe' aerial race. Unfortunately he is afraid of heights, so Skipper, a veteran WW2 fighter plane, takes Dusty under his wing and helps him to realise his dream.

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PLANES is an animated film about crop dusting plane called Dusty who must overcome his fear of heights.

The film includes some exciting race and chase sequences but there is little sense of threat. In one scene an aeroplane is disqualified after a performance-enhancing additive is discovered in his fuel. In a brief flashback to a WW2 battle, there are some explosions as a Japanese fleet opens fire on a squadron of US fighter planes. The film also includes a single use of the term 'moron'.

SAVING MR. BANKS (2013)

SAVING MR. BANKS (2013)
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  • Run time: 122 minutes

  • Director(s): John Lee Hancock

  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, B. J. Novak

  • BBFCinsight: Contains scenes of emotional upset

  • Synopsis: In his quest to obtain the rights to Mary Poppins, Walt Disney comes up against an uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine.

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SAVING MR. BANKS is a drama about Walt Disney's attempts to acquire the film rights to the 'Mary Poppins' stories from PL Travers.

Theme

The film includes some scenes from the writer's childhood, including some concerning her father's alcoholism and illness. She witnesses him coughing up blood, and in one scene she prevents her desperate mother from what appears to be an attempt to end her own life. These scenes are discreetly portrayed and serve to help the viewer understand the person and the writer that Travers became. The film also contains verbal references to another character suffering harsh treatment at the hands of a father during their own childhood.

Language

The film also contains very mild bad language. Grown-ups can find more information about the film's language on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

There are also occasional scenes of smoking in a historical context.

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 116 minutes

  • Director(s): Billy Wilder

  • Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone, Dave Barry, Mike Mazurki, Harry Wilson, Beverly Wills, Barbara Drew, Edward G. Robinson Jr., Marian Collier, Helen Perry

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild violence and moderate sex references

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