FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015)

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015)
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  • Run time: 119 minutes

  • Director(s): Thomas Vinterberg

  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple, Jessica Barden, Eloise Oliver

  • Synopsis: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is a period drama, adapted from the novel by Thomas Hardy, about an independent young woman who must choose between three suitors.

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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is a period drama, adapted from the novel by Thomas Hardy, about an independent young woman who must choose between three suitors.

Violence

A scene shows two men boxing, with blood on their faces. A character is shot.

Sex

A character places his hand on a woman's inner thigh as he kisses her. Another scene shows a couple in bed together.

There is brief sight of dead bodies in a coffin.

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THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015)

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 118 minutes

  • Director(s): John Madden

  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, Ronald Pickup

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, sex references

  • Synopsis: THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a comedy drama about the elderly residents of a hotel in India trying to open a second branch.

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THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a comedy drama about the elderly residents of a hotel in India trying to open a second branch.

Language

There is some mild bad language.

Sex

There are occasional mild sex references as characters discuss past loves and current relationships. More information is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

Other issues include some very brief and very mild threat as a woman is nearly struck by a rickshaw.

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (2015)

THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (2015)
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  • Run time: 93 minutes

  • Director(s): Paul Tibbitt Mike Mitchell

  • Cast: Tom Kenny (voice), Bill Fagerbakke (voice), Antonio Banderas, Seth Green, Clancy Brown (voice), Rodger Bumpass (voice), Mr. Lawrence (voice), Thomas F. Wilson

  • BBFCinsight: mild slapstick violence, toilet humour

  • 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 sponge and a starfish take their friends on a search for a stolen recipe.

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THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER is an animated film in which Spongebob, Patrick and their friends go in search of the stolen secret recipe for Krabbie patties.

Violence

There are numerous scenes of comic slapstick violence as characters are shot at by laser carrying dolphins, dive bombed by pelicans, almost run over by bikes, or sent flying through the air by giant ice creams or bubbles. No-one ever comes to any harm. In a post-apocalyptic world some buildings are set on fire and angry mobs run around in panic or chase people, but they don't inflict violence on each other.

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CINDERELLA (2014)

CINDERELLA (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 107 minutes

  • Director(s): Kenneth Branagh

  • Cast: Lily James, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Sophie MCShera, Sophie McShera

  • BBFCinsight: very mild scenes of emotional upset

  • Synopsis: CINDERELLA is live action version of the fairy story about a poor young woman who leaves her glass slipper behind at royal ball, setting Prince Charming on a quest to find his beloved.

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CINDERELLA is live action version of the fairy story about a poor young woman who leaves her glass slipper behind at royal ball, setting Prince Charming on a quest to find her.

Theme

There are some scenes in which characters are seen to be upset after hearing sad news. A young woman cries by the bedside of her ill mother before hugging her to say goodbye. She also cries as she learns of the death of her father. A young man weeps as he talks to his dying father.

There are occasional moments of action when characters are briefly in danger. Two characters are pushed up against the walls of a greenhouse as a pumpkin grows out of control. Later, a coach teeters on the brink as it races near a cliff edge. Also a couple of characters bully another by calling her horrible names and pulling at her dress, tearing it.

HOME (2014)

HOME (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): Tim Johnson

  • Cast: Jim Parsons (voice), Rihanna (voice), Steve Martin (voice), Jennifer Lopez (voice), Matt Jones (voice), Derek Blankenship (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat, slapstick

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  • Synopsis: HOME is an animated feature about a lonely alien who goes on an unlikely road trip with a girl who is trying to find her mum.

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HOME is an animated feature about a lonely alien who goes on an unlikely road trip with a girl who is trying to find her mum.

Threat

Some scenes of mild threat from enemy aliens and people being sad as they are temporarily separated from loved ones, but everything is quickly and reassuringly resolved.

Violence

Comic slapstick is mild and involves characters being accidentally hit, but never realistically injured; there is no dwelling on anyone being in pain.

Other issues include some rude humour, such as the alien explaining that they also refer to going to the toilet as 'Number 1' and 'Number 2', but that they also have a 'Number 3', which involves taking a day off. There's also a scene in which the alien is shut into a drinks chiller cabinet in a supermarket, but he is soon released again and is visible through the glass door throughout.

SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE (2014)

SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE (2014)
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  • Run time: 85 minutes

  • Director(s): Mark Burton Richard Starzak Richard Starzack

  • Cast: Justin Fletcher (voice), John Sparkes (voice), Omid Djalili (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild slapstick, threat, rude humour

  • Synopsis: SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE is an animated feature about a sheep whose plans to take a day off see him having an adventure in the Big City.

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SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE is an animated feature about a sheep who takes 'a day off' and has an adventure in the Big City.

Violence

Several sequences of mild slapstick, such as a bull charging at a man and sending him flying into the air and landing unscathed in a large pile of manure, and a big hole being made in a man's trousers after he is dragged along behind a speeding caravan.

Threat

Mild comic threat includes a man holding a scythe being silhouetted against the moon so that he briefly looks like the Grim Reaper, and a sequence in which the farm animals are trapped inside a shed which a bad character is trying to push over a cliff.

Further issues include rude humour, such as farting, a visual gag where it appears to onlookers that someone is urinating into a fountain (but we know this is not the case), and a lobster pinching a woman's buttock and her blaming a man standing nearby.

When the farm animals engage in potentially dangerous behaviour the dangers are made obvious. More information for grown-ups is available on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

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

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

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  • 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.

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