British Board of Film Classification

Quick search of releases

Advanced search

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS artwork

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 125m 46s

Release date 19/06/2014

BBFCInsight terminal illness theme, strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Josh Boone

Cast includes Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Lotte Verbeek, Willem Dafoe

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/06/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is a drama, adapted from a young adult novel, about two teenage cancer patients who fall in love and support each other as they face their uncertain futures.

Theme

The film deals with various aspects of terminal illness and portrays the physical pain and debilitating nature of the characters’ conditions. It shows their courage and resourcefulness, as well as their vulnerability, as they confront mortality with a determination to enjoy life on their own terms. The film’s overall treatment of these themes is sensitive and the characters’ actions are presented as examples of how positive outcomes can be achieved from adversity.

Language

There is one use of strong language (‘f**k’) and also milder bad language such as ‘freaking’, 'goddamn’, ‘bollock’, ‘hell’, ‘shit’, ‘asshole’, ‘douche pants’, 'son of a bitch', 'piss off', 'bastard' and 'bitch'.

The film contains a discreet implication of sexual activity, mild sex references, a passing reference to soft drugs, and indications of a character’s alcoholism. There are also scenes in which a character is seen with a cigarette in his mouth which is never lit or smoked. The character explains that this is his way of challenging his illness and facing up to mortality.

Details

Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
08/05/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
125m 46s
Approved footage
10890+0
BBFC reference
AFF308438
Registration number
CFJ32173

Share this!

Facebook logo Twitter logo