DUCK DUCK GOOSE (2018)

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

  • 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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  • 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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THE MERCY (2017)

THE MERCY (2017)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): James Marsh

  • Cast: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Genevieve Gaunt, Jonathan Bailey, Andrew Buchan

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: THE MERCY is a British biographical drama in which an amateur sailor attempts to cover up his failure to complete an around-the-world boat race.

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THE MERCY is a British biographical drama in which an amateur sailor attempts to cover up his failure to complete an around-the-world boat race.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language and uses of milder terms.

There is a scene which suggests a character has taken their own life followed by brief verbal reference to it. A character experiences symptoms of mental illness including brief hallucinations. Blood is seen on a man's hand after he accidentally cuts himself with a knife, and there is scene in which a character drains a boil on his head but this is not graphic.

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017)

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 102 minutes

  • Director(s): Michael Gracey

  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Jacqueline Honulik

  • BBFCinsight: brief mild threat, violence

  • Synopsis: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a musical drama which tells the story of the showman P.T. Barnum as he creates and develops his circus in New York in the mid-1800s.

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a musical drama which tells the story of the showman P.T. Barnum as he creates and develops his circus in New York in the mid-1800s.

Threat

Scenes of mild threat include people running out of a burning building. A man runs back into the building to rescue someone. He escapes with mild injuries just as it collapses, having saved the person's life.

Violence

Scenes of violence include bar brawls and punches being exchanged.

There is use of a derogatory term. There is also very mild bad language and a character referring to herself as being born "out of wedlock".

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