THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (2014)

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (2014)
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  • Run time: 119 minutes

  • Director(s): Lasse Hallström

  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Lebon, Rohan Chand, Juhi Chawla, Amit Shah, Michel Blanc

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, threat

  • Synopsis: The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY is a drama about an Indian family who arrive in a small French village and set up a new restaurant across the road from a Michelin-starred venue.

Language

The film contains some mild bad language.

Threat

There are two scenes in which restaurants are set on fire. In one, the fire is started by rioters and a woman is trapped in the flames. We later learn she was killed. In the other, a man's hands are burnt as he attempts to put out the fire. There is also a scene in which the brakes on a van fail and it swerves down a country road.

Other issues include a young couple sharing a kiss and a man commenting that his son looks like a terrorist in a magazine photograph.

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THE BOOK OF LIFE (2014)

THE BOOK OF LIFE (2014)
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  • Run time: 91 minutes

  • Director(s): Jorge R. Gutierrez

  • Cast: Diego Luna (voice), Zoe Saldana (voice), Channing Tatum (voice), Ron Perlman (voice), Danny Trejo (voice), Christina Applegate (voice), Ice Cube (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy violence, brief scary scenes

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  • Synopsis: THE BOOK OF LIFE is an animated adventure set in Mexico about a young man who is torn between becoming a matador, as his family wishes, and following his heart.

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THE BOOK OF LIFE is an animated adventure set in Mexico about a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family to be a famous matador and following his heart.

Violence

Occasional scenes of mild fantasy violence include matadors fighting bulls in an exaggerated and often comic style without any sight of bulls being killed. In one scene, the hero is encouraged to kill a bull with a sword, but he doesn't. One sequence shows villagers fighting bandits, but the fighting is broken up by characters bursting into song and there is no sight of injury.

Threat

Brief scary scenes include the hero being chased by rolling balls in a giant maze and sight of a large glowing skull. Characters in the underworld are all skeletons, but they are friendly-looking and are seen enjoying the afterlife with their friends and relatives.

The film also contains infrequent very mild bad language. In other scenes naughty children blow spitballs at a museum guard and a goat is seen defecating in surprise when a caterpillar eats one of its friends.

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DOLPHIN TALE 2 (2014)

DOLPHIN TALE 2 (2014)
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  • Run time: 107 minutes

  • Director(s): Charles Martin Smith

  • Cast: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble

  • BBFCinsight: very mild threat, emotional upset

  • Synopsis: DOLPHIN TALE 2 follows an injured dolphin who is the star attraction at a sea-life centre

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DOLPHIN TALE 2 is a drama sequel about an injured dolphin whose inspiring story has made her the star attraction at a sea life centre.

Threat

A sick dolphin becomes agitated when its carer tries to help her and slams him with her whole body. The carer briefly struggles in the water, but is quickly rescued and left with only minor injuries.

There are scenes in which human characters become upset about the welfare and fates of animals they have cared for and loved. The film also contains very mild bad language.

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WALKING ON SUNSHINE (2014)

WALKING ON SUNSHINE (2014)
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  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): Max Giwa Dania Pasquini

  • Cast: Greg Wise, Joelle Koissi, Leona Lewis, Annabel Scholey, Hannah Arterton, Katy Brand, Susan Fordham, Val Monk

  • BBFCinsight: moderate bad language, sex references

  • Synopsis: Maddie is preparing to marry Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding, not realising that the pair used to be involved.

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WALKING ON SUNSHINE is a British musical comedy drama about a woman returning to Italy three years after a fling with a local, only to find he’s about to marry her sister.

Language

The film contains some moderate and mild bad language.

Sex

There are several moderate sex references.

There is some nudity when a man is found tied to a tree (with tape covering his groin). He’s later seen running down the street, clutching the tape to cover his bare bottom.

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EARTH TO ECHO (2014)

EARTH TO ECHO (2014)
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  • Run time: 89 minutes

  • Director(s): Dave Green

  • Cast: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, threat

  • Synopsis: After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

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EARTH TO ECHO is a science fiction adventure, in which a gang of teenagers find a stranded alien and help it get back to its ship, while avoiding the adults who are also searching for it.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

Threat

There is some mild threat when the children are chased by the adults.

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BHOOTHNATH RETURNS (2014)

BHOOTHNATH RETURNS (2014)
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  • Run time: 151 minutes

  • Director(s): Nitesh Tiwari

  • Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Kurush Deboo

  • BBFCinsight: brief moderate violence, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: A ghost helps a boy stand up against political corruption and to bring change to his town.

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BHOOTHNATH RETURNS is a subtitled Hindi language comedy fantasy in which a ghost helps a young boy to stand up against political corruption and to bring change to his town.

Violence

There is a scene in which a young boy is chased by thugs and hit with a metal pole, resulting in a bloody injury to his head. The sight of the wound is very brief.

Language

The film contains uses of mild bad language in Hindi.

The film also contains a passing drug reference, very mild innuendo, and some documentary images of poverty and destitution in India. More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

ILO ILO (2013)

ILO ILO (2013)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Anthony Chen

  • Cast: Koh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani, Tian Wen Chen, Yann Yann Yeo

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, suicide scene, mild violence

  • Synopsis: In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino maid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.

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ILO ILO is a Mandarin language drama, set in Singapore during the late 1990s, about a friendship between a maid and a young boy.

Language

There are two uses of strong language.

Suicide

There is the brief sight of a dead body lying on a pavement.

Violence

Violence includes a caning.

The film also contains mild sex references and natural nudity.

A chicken is seen fluttering around with some blood on its feathers and on the floor beneath it.

There are scenes showing adults smoking, reflecting the period in which the film is set, and a child is shown choking when he inhales on a cigarette.

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PADDINGTON (2014)

PADDINGTON (2014)
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  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): Paul King

  • Cast: Ben Whishaw (voice), Julie Walters, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, Michael Gambon (voice), Imelda Staunton (voice), Matt Lucas

  • BBFCinsight: dangerous behaviour, mild threat, innuendo, infrequent mild bad language

  • Synopsis: PADDINGTON is a family adventure about a talking bear from Peru who travels to London looking for a new home.

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PADDINGTON is a family adventure about a talking bear from Peru who travels to London looking for a new home.

Imitable Behaviour

There are infrequent scenes of comic dangerous behaviour.

Threat

There are occasional sequences of mild threat when Paddington is chased by the villain who threatens to kill and stuff him. He is seen lying unconscious on a table while a taxidermist prepares their tools nearby. There is also a short scene in a jungle when Paddington and his family run for shelter during an earthquake with trees falling around them.

Sex

There is some mild innuendo, including a comic sequence in which a man flirts with another man who is disguised as a woman.

Language

There is a single mumbled use of mild bad language.

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VIKING ADVENTURES FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM (2014)

VIKING ADVENTURES FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 59 minutes

  • Director(s): John Rooney

  • Cast: Not known

  • BBFCinsight: very mild violence, references to violence

  • Synopsis: A documentary about the British Museum’s Viking exhibition, featuring new artefact discoveries and dramatic reconstructions of Viking life.

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VIKING ADVENTURES FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM is a documentary about the museum's exhibition about the Vikings.

Violence

Mild violence includes dramatic reconstruction of Viking warriors fighting and swords clashing. References to violence include Vikings warrior names such as 'skullsplitter' and 'bloody-axe', and descriptions of weapons and where and how they were designed to injure an enemy, occasionally with visual demonstrations.

The film also contains descriptive uses of 'bloody', but no bad language, and mild threat.

KHUMBA (2013)

KHUMBA (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 83 minutes

  • Director(s): Anthony Silverston

  • Cast: Jake T. Austin (voice), Liam Neeson (voice), Steve Buscemi (voice), AnnaSophia Robb (voice), Laurence Fishburne (voice), Greg Ellis (voice), Richard E. Grant (voice), Catherine Tate (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, infrequent mild violence

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  • Synopsis: Rejected by his herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes and save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

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KHUMBA is an animated film for children, telling the story of a young zebra's search for a fabled water hole.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include the main character being stalked and chased by a one eyed leopard and being chased by unseen humans in Land Rovers. These moments are brief, quickly resolved, and often moderated by comedy.

Violence

The majority of the infrequent violence takes the form of slapstick knockabouts. For example, in one sequence a pack of comedy wild dogs are bashed and seen off by a female wildebeest. The strongest moment of violence occurs when the one eyed leopard lashes out with his claw, scratching the main character on his flank. However, the main character quickly recovers and the leopard receives his just deserts.

There is a brief emotional scene in which the main character's mother dies.

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