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ABOUT TIME

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ABOUT TIME

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 123m 23s

Release date 04/09/2013

BBFCInsight Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Richard Curtis

Cast includes Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Lindsay Duncan

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 25/08/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ABOUT TIME is a romantic comedy drama, written and directed by Richard Curtis, in which a man learns that he has the ability to travel back into his own past.

Language

There are five uses of strong language ('f**k'), alongside milder bad language including 'hell', 'shit', 'prick', 'dickhead', 'dick', 'smart arse', 'arseing', 'bugger', 'screw that', 'screwed up', 'sod all', 'bum', 'Christ' and 'bastard'.

Sex

The film deals with relationships that progress from dating, through sexual experiences, to established partnerships and marriage. There are references to oral sex, and during a comically inappropriate best man's speech, a listing of various sexual techniques. The references are not particularly detailed or crude and occur within a good-natured comic context. In one scene, a couple are seen undressing one another as they prepare to make love. They are also seen in the aftermath of having sex, although no sexual activity or significant nudity is shown. In another scene, a woman performs a mischievous striptease in front of her husband but no detailed nudity is seen.

There are some references to terminal cancer, which it is suggested was caused by smoking.

Details

Title
ABOUT TIME
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
03/07/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
123m 23s
Approved footage
11104+8
BBFC reference
BFF299504
Registration number
CFJ29399

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