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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 106m 32s

Release date 28/06/2013

BBFCInsight Contains very strong language, strong sex references, drug use and gore

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Evan Goldberg,Seth Rogen

Cast includes James Franco, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Emma Watson, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Jay Baruchel, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Martin Starr

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/06/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THIS IS THE END is a comedy about a group of Hollywood celebrities, playing themselves, who gather for a party at James Franco's house, only to find that the party coincides with the arrival of the Apocalypse. It is rated 15 for very strong language, strong sex references, drug use and gore.

There is frequent strong language throughout the film ('f**k', 'motherf**ker' and 'c**ksucker'), as well as a single use of very strong language ('c**t'). The single use of very strong language is male to male and occurs within a comic context.

There are strong verbal and visual sex references, including comments about oral sex and ejaculation, and sight of the shadow of a comically large erect penis. In one scene, a group of male celebrities discuss which one of them is most likely to be a rapist. This is not a serious conversation, or an endorsement of sexual violence, but illustrates their collective stupidity and inability to deal with the situation in which they find themselves. This is emphasised by a female celebrity giving them a forceful dressing down, which leaves the men thoroughly chastened.

The film also contains scenes of soft drug use and occasional sight of hard drugs. The drug use is part of the film's lampooning of tabloid ideas of the Hollywood lifestyle. Even though the characters involved are well known celebrity figures, playing themselves, the use of drugs is not overtly glamorised or endorsed.

There are some gory moments in which limbs are ripped off and characters are decapitated by the demons who have arrived with the Apocalypse. This is presented in an exaggerated and cartoonish style that is familiar from modern comic horror films such as SHAUN OF THE DEAD.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


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