ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (2013)

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (2013)
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  • Run time: 82 minutes

  • Director(s): Cal Brunker

  • Cast: Brendan Fraser (voice), Rob Corddry (voice), Ricky Gervais (voice), Jessica Alba (voice), Sofía Vergara (voice), Sarah Jessica Parker (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic violence

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  • Synopsis: An alien is sent to Earth on a rescue mission.

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ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH is an animated film about an alien hero who comes to Earth on a rescue mission.

Violence

The film contains several scenes in which good or heroic characters find themselves in danger, but these are brief and have reassuring outcomes. They include characters being controlled by collars around their necks, which give them shocks, or being shot with tranquiliser darts. Characters sometimes fight their way out of dangerous situations, but the violence is very slapstick, with characters being thrown around and flying into objects. Occasional punches are exchanged but these are not detailed and do not result in serious injury.

The film also contains a use of very mild bad language. More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

BELLE (2013)

BELLE (2013)
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  • Run time: 101 minutes

  • Director(s): Amma Asante

  • Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gordon, Tom Felton, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Alex Jennings, Penelope Wilton

  • BBFCinsight: brief sexual assault, discrimination theme

  • Synopsis: The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

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BELLE is a period drama about a young girl of mixed race who is raised by an aristocratic family in England and who becomes involved in a legal case with implications for the slave trade.

Violence

There is a brief implied assault when the principal female character is physically threatened by a young man.

Discrimination

The principal character is subject to regular and repeated discrimination. The film also contains some disturbing descriptions of the treatment of slaves.

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LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN (2013)

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN (2013)
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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Will Finn Daniel St. Pierre

  • Cast: Hugh Dancy (voice), Lea Michele (voice), Patrick Stewart (voice), Dan Aykroyd (voice), Kelsey Grammer (voice), James Belushi (voice), Bernadette Peters (voice), Martin Short (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, scary scenes

  • Synopsis: Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.

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LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN is an animated fantasy film in which Dorothy is whisked back from Kansas to save Oz from an evil jester.

Threat

In one scene, Dorothy is picked up by a giant rainbow and taken to Oz. In another scene, flying monkeys break into a laboratory. There are also scenes in which characters are chased by flying monkeys before being saved. There are occasional scary scenes in which the Jester turns characters into puppets and they are locked in a cabinet. In other scenes, Jester's voice becomes deep and gruff and his face looms in close-up.

There is also occasional very mild violence in which creatures are pushed, poked or struck by Jester.

PATEMA INVERTED (2013)

PATEMA INVERTED (2013)
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  • Run time: 98 minutes

  • Director(s): Yasuhiro Yoshiura

  • Cast: Yukiyo Fujii, Shinya Fukumatsu, Masayuki Katô, Nobuhiko Okamoto

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, infrequent mild violence

  • Synopsis: A young girl, from a civilization that resides in deep underground tunnels, finds herself trapped in an inverted world and teams up with a resident to escape and return home.

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PATEMA INVERTED is a subtitled Japanese language animated science fiction fantasy film about a young girl who lives underground.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat are brief and quickly resolved. In one scene the young heroine encounters a sinister figure with glowing red eyes. It rushes towards her and attempts to zap her with a Taser-like weapon. She quickly escapes. In another scene a young man is knocked from a chair and held face down on the floor. A villain then places his foot on the young man's head and verbally threatens him.

Violence

Mild violence is infrequent. In one scene a gunshot rings out. A patch of blood is then seen on the leg of a young man's trousers, implying that he has been shot. However, there is no injury detail and he has not been seriously hurt.

Language

There is one use of very mild bad language.

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POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE (2014)

POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE (2014)
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  • Run time: 88 minutes

  • Director(s): Mike Disa

  • Cast: David Tennant (voice), Rupert Grint (voice), Jim Broadbent (voice), Stephen Mangan (voice), Ronan Keating (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic threat

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  • Synopsis: Postman Pat tries out as a contestant on Simon Cowbell's talent show, 'You're the 1'. Meanwhile, a robot postman is brought in by a callous manager at the Post Office.

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POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE is a spin-off of the TV series about the adventure-seeking postman and his cat and follows the hero as he enters a talent contest.

Threat

There are moments in which characters are threatened by robots, including Pat being threatened by a robot version of Jess who fires beams from her eyes and appears to be indestructible. But the scenes are clearly fantastical and the heroes win out in the end, preventing anyone from coming to any harm.

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013)

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013)
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  • Run time: 89 minutes

  • Director(s): Morgan Neville

  • Cast: Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, Jo Lawry

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: A documentary about backing singers in the music industry.

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TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM is a documentary about the backing singers used by rock bands.

Language

There are two uses of strong language and some milder terms.

There are moderate sex references and a passing drugs reference. More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

TRACKS (2013)

TRACKS (2013)
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  • Run time: 110 minutes

  • Director(s): John Curran

  • Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, Jessica Tovey, Rainer Bock, Melanie Zanetti, Robert Coleby, John Flaus, Evan Casey, Ian Conway, Darcy Crouch

  • BBFCinsight: strong language, bloody images

  • Synopsis: A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

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TRACKS is a film based on a true story about a woman called Robyn Davidson who embarked on a lengthy trek across the Australian desert in the 1970s.

Language

The film contains five uses of strong language and some milder bad language.

Violence

In one scene, it is implied that a woman cuts off a camel's testicles. In another scene, the woman has to shoot and kill some wild camels that are threatening her. There is also a scene in which a dog is accidentally poisoned, vomits and dies. Assurances were given by the film makers that no animals were harmed or mistreated.

Natural female nudity occurs during a scene in which the main character swims naked in a water tank, and in another scene in which she wanders naked in the desert. The film also contains scenes of adults smoking cigarettes.

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THE LUNCHBOX (2013)

THE LUNCHBOX (2013)
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  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Ritesh Batra

  • Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar, Nakul Vaid

  • BBFCinsight: references to suicide, mild bad language

  • Synopsis: An office clerk and a housewife start a relationship after becoming pen pals.

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THE LUNCHBOX is a subtitled Hindi language drama about the relationship between an office clerk and a housewife, which develops after a mistaken lunch box delivery prompts them to start writing to each other.

Theme

There is a brief verbal and visual reference to suicide when the main female character is heard reading from a letter to the male character. She describes hearing, in the news, about a suicide. She wonders what led to the events. In response, the man discourages her from thinking about such things and responds positively by saying that things are not as bad as they seem. There are some brief shots of the suicidal woman but no sight of her taking her life.

The film also contains one use of mild bad language. More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM (2013)

A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM (2013)
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  • Run time: 106 minutes

  • Director(s): Mark Cousins

  • Cast: Mark Cousins

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild language and scenes of emotional upset

  • Synopsis: A documentary about the representation of children through the history of cinema.

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A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM is a documentary in which filmmaker and critic Mark Cousins looks at the representation of children through the history of cinema.

Language

The film contains a single use of mild language, spoken in frustration by a young boy when a bird he is carrying falls out of his shirt. There is also some very mild bad language.

Theme

In other clips, taken from various films, children are shown looking scared and upset, for example when they are chased or bullied. In one clip, a young boy stands still with shock as he sees his friend suffer a fatal fall in an abandoned building, and in another clip a young girl becomes distressed as she watches her parents walk out into the sea together. These scenes are brief and only mildly intense, with the narration explaining and commenting on what is going on.

The film also contains images of natural nudity and occasional smoking by adults. More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

BLENDED (2014)

BLENDED (2014)
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  • Run time: 114 minutes

  • Director(s): Frank Coraci

  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Terry Crews, Emma Fuhrmann, Bella Thorne, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lauren Lapkus, Kevin Nealon, Susan Yeagley, Dan Patrick

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, moderate bad language, rude gestures

  • Synopsis: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together with their respective kids at a holiday resort.

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BLENDED is a romantic comedy about two single parents who meet on a blind date and then end up on the same vacation together.

Sex

There are frequent moderate sex references, both verbal and visual.

Language

There is some moderate language and a rude gesture.

There are also a couple of mild drug references. More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

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