LIFE OF THE PARTY (2018)

LIFE OF THE PARTY (2018)
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  • Run time: 105 minutes

  • Director(s): Ben Falcone

  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Molly Gordon, Julie Bowen, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan, Jacki Weaver, Shannon Purser, Stephen Root, Heidi Gardner, Luke Benward

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, drug misuse, language, comic violence

  • Synopsis: LIFE OF THE PARTY is a US comedy in which a woman goes back to college after her husband leaves her.

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LIFE OF THE PARTY is a US comedy in which a woman goes back to college after her husband leaves her.

Sex

Moderate sex references include jokes about the size and name of people's privates. In one scene, we see a couple adjusting their clothes after apparently having sex in a library, but no sexual activity actually takes place on screen.

Drugs

A group of women accidentally eat brownies laced with drugs. They proceed to act foolishly and vandalise property while under the influence. The drug misuse is not glamorised or seen as a good thing. There is also an additional verbal reference to another drug.

Language

There are several uses of moderate language and some milder terms. There is also some rude wordplay during an archaeology lecture.

Violence

A comic fight scene between two women includes a kick to the crotch and a headbutt.

There are numerous party scenes during which characters consume alcohol and play drinking games.

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TOMB RAIDER (2018)

TOMB RAIDER (2018)
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  • Run time: 118 minutes

  • Director(s): Roar Uthaug

  • Cast: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West, Nick Frost, Daniel Wu, Hannah John-Kamen

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat, injury detail

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  • Synopsis: TOMB RAIDER is a fantasy action adventure in which a woman embarks on a dangerous journey to the last known destination of her archaeologist father.

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TOMB RAIDER is a fantasy action adventure in which a woman sets off on a dangerous journey to her archaeologist father's last-known destination.

Violence

Scenes of moderate violence include a man getting knocked out with a rifle butt, people getting shot with both bullets and arrows, and a woman drowning a man in some shallow water. There is some sporting violence with two women fighting in the ring, with a couple of kicks and punches, flips and MMA style holds. The violence does not dwell on detail, or focus on injuries and blood.

Threat

There is an intense scene in which a ship becomes caught in a storm, and huge waves knock a woman over a few times. There is gun threat when a man and woman are captured. Supernatural threat occurs when a man becomes diseased after touching a corpse; his skin blisters and blackens, and he tries to attack people.

Injury detail

After falling from the wreckage of a plane, a woman has a sharp piece of rusty metal stuck in her stomach with sight of some blood around it. There is a brief close up as a man stitches up her wound.

A woman competes in a cycle chase and makes some risky moves in London traffic; however, there are consequences when the woman crashes into a police car and is arrested.

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DUCK DUCK GOOSE (2018)

DUCK DUCK GOOSE (2018)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 89 minutes

  • Director(s): Christopher Jenkins

  • Cast: Jim Gaffigan (voice), Zendaya (voice), Lance Lim (voice), Greg Proops (voice), Natasha Leggero (voice), Diedrich Bader (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, rude humour

  • Synopsis: DUCK DUCK GOOSE is an animated comedy in which a young male goose is forced to make an unlikely bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south for the winter.

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DUCK DUCK GOOSE is an animated comedy in which a young male goose is forced to make an unlikely friendship with two lost ducklings as they journey south for the winter.

Threat

Frequent scenes of mild threat include a scary one-eyed cat pinning animals down or holding them by the neck and a chef chasing ducklings around his kitchen with a cleaver.

Theme

Scenes of rude humour include animals passing wind or pooping.

There is mild violence as animals fight and comic bottom slapping, bumps and spills.

Imitable behaviour includes a scene showing an animal hiding in an open oven which is accidentally closed behind him and turned on. In another scene we see fireworks tied to a cat and the fuse lit.

There is very mild bad language.

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A WRINKLE IN TIME (2018)

A WRINKLE IN TIME (2018)
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  • Run time: 109 minutes

  • Director(s): Ava DuVernay

  • Cast: Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Oprah Winfrey, Zach Galifianakis

  • BBFCinsight: mild 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: A WRINKLE IN TIME is a US fantasy drama in which a girl and her brother search for their missing father in a magical realm.

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A WRINKLE IN TIME is a US fantasy drama in which a girl and her brother search for their missing father in a different realm.

Threat

Children are threatened when they flee a vast storm, fall from great heights and meet sinister red-eyed villains along their journey. A force of evil flies through space and hits the Earth, causing explosions. Two young men, influenced by this evil, bully a homeless man.

There are moments of violence: a girl throws a ball into a bully's face; a girl is caught by the evil force and flung around.

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PETER RABBIT (2018)

PETER RABBIT (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 95 minutes

  • Director(s): Will Gluck

  • Cast: James Corden (voice), Margot Robbie (voice), Daisy Ridley (voice), Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Debicki (voice), Rose Byrne (voice), Sam Neill, Sia (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, comic violence

  • Synopsis: PETER RABBIT is an animated adaptation of the Beatrix Potter story in which a rabbit tries to outwit a farmer and save his supply of food.

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PETER RABBIT is an updated adaptation of the Beatrix Potter story in which a rabbit tries to outwit a farmer and save his supply of food.

Threat

There is threat to the animals involving variety of makeshift weapons including garden implements and sticks of dynamite.

Violence

There is comic violence when Peter and the other animals fight the farmer, with lots of slapping and kicking.

There are some funny scenes where characters touch electrical fences, or get shocked, but no characters are ever hurt. In one scene characters throw blackberries at an adult. He is allergic to the berries and starts to choke. He immediately uses an epipen.

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MONSTER FAMILY (2017)

MONSTER FAMILY (2017)
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  • Run time: 93 minutes

  • Director(s): Holger Tappe

  • Cast: Emily Watson (voice), Jason Isaacs (voice), Nick Frost (voice), Jessica Brown Findlay (voice), Celia Imrie (voice), Catherine Tate (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild violence, infrequent mild bad language

  • Synopsis: MONSTER FAMILY is an animated comedy in which a family learn to learn to be better humans after being transformed into monsters.

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MONSTER FAMILY is an animated comedy in which a family must learn to be better humans after being transformed into monsters.

Violence

We see siblings fighting, including a sister kick her brother. We also see a boy bullied at school, by being dangled above a toilet. There are also comic punches, including a scene where a monster repeatedly slams another into the ground.

Language

There is infrequent use of mild bad language.

There is very mild threat when a vampire craves blood, but controls her urges.

There is very mild rude humour including repeated references to a character trumping.

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LOVE, SIMON (2018)

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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 110 minutes

  • Director(s): Greg Berlanti

  • Cast: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Colton Haynes, Talitha Bateman

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: LOVE, SIMON is a US comedy drama in which a closeted gay teenager falls for his anonymous email pen pal.

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LOVE, SIMON is a US comedy drama in which a gay teenager, who hasn't 'come out' yet, falls for his unidentified email pen pal.

Sex

There are moderate verbal sex references throughout.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language and milder terms. There is also infrequent use of homophobic terms. The film doesn't suggest that discriminatory language and behaviour are acceptable.

There is a very brief references to drugs. More information is available for parents on the main BBFC website and the free to download BBFC App.

STATUS UPDATE (2017)

STATUS UPDATE (2017)
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  • Run time: 104 minutes

  • Director(s): Scott Speer

  • Cast: Ross Lynch, Courtney Eaton, Olivia Holt, Harvey Guillen, Gregg Sulkin, Brec Bassinger

  • BBFCinsight: moderate bad language, sex references

  • Synopsis: STATUS UPDATE is a US fantasy comedy in which a high school teen discovers a magical app which makes all his status updates come true.

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STATUS UPDATE is a US fantasy comedy in which a high school teen discovers a magical app which makes all his status updates come true.

Language

There is a use of moderate and mild bad language as well as a rude finger gesture.

Sex

There are references to sex and revealing outfits. However there is no nudity..

Scenes of mild violence are infrequent, funny and unrealistic. There are also infrequent passing references to drug misuse.

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BLACK PANTHER (2018)

BLACK PANTHER (2018)
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  • Run time: 134 minutes

  • Director(s): Ryan Coogler

  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Daniel Kaluuya

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, injury detail, rude gesture

  • 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: BLACK PANTHER is a US action adventure in which the king of a hidden kingdom must prevent a rival from unleashing war on the world.

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BLACK PANTHER is a US action adventure in which the king of a hidden kingdom must prevent a rival from unleashing war on the world.

Violence

There are battles with swords, spears, guns and other weapons. The violence includes slashes, stabs and hand-to-hand fights. A character breaks another's arm, and a warrior's throat is cut, but without strong detail.

Injury detail

A wound to someone's body is shown during a healing process. Other injuries, sometimes bloody, are seen briefly and without strong detail.

Language

During a comic scene, a character gives a rude middle-finger gesture. There is also use of mild bad language, as well as milder terms.

A fantastical mind-altering potion is drunk during a ceremonial ritual.

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MARY MAGDALENE (2018)

MARY MAGDALENE (2018)
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  • Run time: 117 minutes

  • Director(s): Garth Davis

  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Lubna Azabal

  • BBFCinsight: bloody images

  • Synopsis: MARY MAGDALENE is a US Biblical drama which follows the titular saint.

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MARY MAGDALENE is a US Biblical drama which follows the saint.

Injury detail

There are bloody images of the Crucifixion as well as during an animal sacrifice, which takes place off screen. Images of dead or dying bodies are seen but without any strong detail.

There is a non-graphic verbal reference to assault and murder.

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