NATIVITY 3: DUDE WHERE'S MY DONKEY? (2014)

NATIVITY 3: DUDE WHERE'S MY DONKEY? (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 110 minutes

  • Director(s): Debbie Isitt

  • Cast: Adam Garcia, Catherine Tate, Celia Imrie, Martin Clunes, Marc Wootton, Susie Blake

  • BBFCinsight: no material likely to offend or harm

  • Synopsis: A man loses his memory and must rely on his daughter (and other schoolchildren) to remind him about Christmas and his impending wedding.

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NATIVITY 3 DUDE, WHERE'S MY DONKEY?! is a children's Christmas story about a man who loses his memory and must rely on his daughter and other schoolchildren to remind him about Christmas and his impending wedding.

There is use of the term 'OMG' and a use of wordplay when referring to a donkey as an 'ass', as well as some light scenes of slapstick humour.

PLAYTIME (1967)

PLAYTIME (1967)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 115 minutes

  • Director(s): Jacques Tati

  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly, France Delahalle, Valerie Camille

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild sex references

  • Synopsis: Film from the 1960s in which a man repeatedly lost in a maze of modern architecture and design.

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PLAYTIME is a subtitled French comedy, from 1967, about a man who gets repeatedly lost in a maze of modern architecture and design.

There are some scenes in which adults smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): Dean DeBlois

  • Cast: Jay Baruchel (voice), Gerard Butler (voice), Craig Ferguson (voice), America Ferrera (voice), Jonah Hill (voice), Kristen Wiig (voice), Djimon Hounsou (voice), Cate Blanchett (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: When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragon, the two friends find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is an animated adventure sequel, in which Viking villagers and their pet dragons face threat from an evil dragon trapper.

Violence

The Vikings carry weapons such as swords, spears and arrows, which are used in battle sequences, but without any sight of blood or injury. The dragons breathe fire and ice at their enemies, but again there is no sight of human injury.

Threat

Frequent scenes of mild threat show characters in danger, and all but one survive. A villainous horned dragon controls the other dragons' minds, in one case turning the hero's own dragon against him. However, there is never any real doubt that good will win out.

The film also contains very mild innuendo and infrequent very mild bad language. A character's death and funeral is treated discreetly and respectfully.

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BILL (2014)

BILL (2014)
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  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Richard Bracewell

  • Cast: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, sex references, violence

  • Synopsis: William Shakespeare travels to London and becomes unwittingly embroiled in a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth I.

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BILL is a British comedy about William Shakespeare travelling to London and becoming unwittingly embroiled in a Spanish plot to kill Queen Elizabeth I.

Language

There is some mild bad language, and a scene where it sounds as if a character is about to use a stronger swear word but he doesn't. Grown-ups can find out more about the language on the main BBFC website and on the free BBFC app.

Sex

Mild sex references and innuendo include a woman suggesting that they arrange for 'kiss chase' and 'sex wrestling' to entertain a visiting dignitary, a man saying he has 'lady parts' (a pun), and a man seen reading a paper with line drawings of women who cover their bare chests with their arms. Grown-ups can find out more about the sex references on the main BBFC website and on the free BBFC app.

Violence

There are several comic sword fights and some characters are stabbed, although there are no visible injuries or blood. One man is seen to have a small amount of blood on his hand after touching an unseen wound. A man picks up a severed leg but there is no gory wound visible. Another man delivers a clunky headbutt to a guard to knock him out.

One man is threatened with torture. He is faced with a contraption with a bulbous end as his torturer says, "You don't want to know where this bit goes", before adding "Up your bum". The scene ends before it can be used.

Other issues include some toilet humour as people are seen vomiting in the streets or sitting on toilets making farting noises.

There is very brief natural nudity as a man's bare bottom is briefly seen as he stands in a gibbet.

THE SNOW QUEEN: MAGIC OF THE ICE MIRROR (2014)

THE SNOW QUEEN: MAGIC OF THE ICE MIRROR (2014)
  • Genre: ,

  • Run time: 77 minutes

  • Director(s): Aleksey Tsitsilin

  • Cast: Anna Shurochkina (voice), Ivan Okhlobystin (voice), Anna Khilkevich (voice), Aleksandr Uman (voice), Igor Bortnik (voice), Aleksey Likhinitskiy (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy violence, threat

  • Synopsis: A troll mistakenly unleashes the evil Snow King while trying to win the heart of a princess.

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THE SNOW QUEEN: MAGIC OF THE ICE MIRROR is an animated adventure about a troll who mistakenly unleashes the evil Snow King while trying to win the heart of a princess.

Violence

There are occasional scenes of mild fantasy violence as humans and trolls fight creatures made from snow and ice with swords and guns. There are also frequent scenes of comic, slapstick action.

Threat

There are occasional scenes of mild threat as the heroes face fantastical creatures and the Snow King who try to turn them into ice. These sequences are brief and have a positive outcome.

There are some very mild references to kissing when a character sleep talks about kissing the princess.

INTO THE WOODS (2014)

INTO THE WOODS (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 122 minutes

  • Director(s): Rob Marshall

  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lucy Punch, Mackenzie Mauzy, Frances de la Tour, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman, Simon Russell Beale, Annette Crosbie, Lilla Crawford, Billy Magnussen, Daniel Huttlestone, Tammy Blanchard, Richard Glover

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, threat

  • Synopsis: A baker and his wife travel into a forest to lift a curse.

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INTO THE WOODS is a musical fantasy about a baker who is sent into a forest by a witch to retrieve a number of items that will lift a spell; in the forest, he encounters various famous fairy tale characters

Violence

Occasional violence includes scenes in which a woman cuts off parts of her two adult daughters' feet so they can squeeze into some shoes. One of the daughters loses a toe and the other part of a heel; the two women scream in pain and one of them faints, although the actual violence takes place off-screen. A wolf is stabbed in the stomach to set free a girl and her grandmother, whom he has eaten; the stabbing occurs off-screen and the two victims emerge unharmed. A giant is also killed by a boy, who throws a coin that strikes its forehead. There are some other deaths, but these generally occur off-screen.

Threat

There are several scenes in which the characters are threatened by seen and unseen forces. Giants with loud booming voices threaten various characters, shaking trees and the ground with heavy footsteps. A wolf in human form also menaces a young girl. One of the main characters is a witch who occasionally briefly threatens various characters.

There is one use of very mild bad language. More information for grown-ups can be found on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

BIG EYES (2014)

BIG EYES (2014)
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  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Tim Burton

  • Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp, Danny Huston

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate threat

  • Synopsis: BIG EYES is based on the true story of Margaret Keane, an artist whose husband passed off her celebrated portraits of melancholy children as his own.

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BIG EYES is a drama, based on the true story of Margaret Keane, an artist whose husband passed off her celebrated portraits of melancholy children as his own.

Language

There is a single use of strong language as well as various uses of mild bad language.

Threat

There is a scene in which characters are stuck in a room which is set alight.

There is a single drug reference and a mild sex reference. There are two scenes of violence including mild, comic violence when two characters get into a scuffle at a bar and throw punches at one another, and a scene where a character raises a piece of cutlery to a man's eyeball, although there is no impact.

Throughout the film, characters are seen smoking.

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BEAUTY IS... (2014)

BEAUTY IS... (2014)
  • Run time: 122 minutes

  • Director(s): Toyin Agbetu

  • Cast: Reanne Opia, Akpore Uzoh, Russell Nii Odartei, Dami Solebo, Alex Aplerku, Caroline King-Gadekah

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent moderate sex references

  • Synopsis: Documentary about how people from the Afro-Caribbean and African-American communities deal with media images and definitions of beauty.

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BEAUTY IS... is a documentary about how those from the Afro-Caribbean and African-American communities deal with media images and definitions of beauty.

Sex

There are some moderate verbal sex references. Grown-ups can visit the main BBFC website or free BBFC app for more information.

Theme

There is discussion of discrimination and racism within media portrayals of communities.

There are some colour photographs showing the damage done to skin by bleaching products, including heavy scarring and burns.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (2014)

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 93 minutes

  • Director(s): Shawn Levy

  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, Steeve Coogan, Ricky Gervais

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic violence, mild threat

  • Synopsis: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB is the third instalment in the comedy adventure series about museum exhibits coming to life at night.

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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB is the third instalment in the comedy adventure series about museum exhibits coming to life at night.

Violence

There are occasional scenes of mild violence when characters fight fantastical creatures, although these sequences are often comic or slapstick in nature.

Threat

There are occasional scenes of mild threat when characters are chased or become trapped in various situations, including a recreation of the destruction of Pompeii.

There is infrequent very mild innuendo and very mild bad language. There are two comic scenes in which a monkey urinates on other characters. There are infrequent scenes of dangerous behaviour, including a caveman running headfirst into a glass door and injuring himself by misusing modern appliances and materials.

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TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (2014)

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (2014)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 127 minutes

  • Director(s): James Kent

  • Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Joanna Scanlan, Hayley Atwell, Jonathan Bailey, Alexandra Roach, Anna Chancellor

  • BBFCinsight: scenes of bloody injury

  • Synopsis: Adaptation of Vera Brittain's memoir about her experiences during the First World War, as she abandons a hard-won place at Oxford University to join the medical corps as a nurse

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TESTAMENT OF YOUTH is a drama, set before and during the First World War, based upon the memoir of Vera Brittain.

Injury detail

There are a number of scenes showing dead and injured soldiers lying outside field hospitals or being treated within them. These serve to illustrate the horror of war, but do so without dwelling on injury, instead depicting both the bravery of the soldiers and the compassion of the nurses who looked after them.

The film also contains some scenes of emotional intensity, moments of mild innuendo and mild bad language. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

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