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GET ON UP

GET ON UP artwork

GET ON UP

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 138m 45s

Release date 26/09/2014

BBFCInsight infrequent drug use, strong language, moderate sex

Genre(s) Drama, Music

Director(s) Tate Taylor

Cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Aloe Blacc, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/09/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

GET ON UP is a biopic about the life and career of the American recording artist and singer James Brown.

Drugs

There is a single portrayal of drug use when Brown is seen to add unidentified crystals to tobacco that has been placed on an unrolled cigarette paper. A little later he is seen smoking the cigarette.

Language

There are two uses of strong language ('f**k'). The film also contains mild bad language, including use of 'ass', 'bullshit', 'screw' and 'son of a bitch'. There are some uses of the term 'nigger'.

Sex

There is a single scene of sex in which a fully clothed young couple are seen standing next to a chest of drawers in a bedroom. The man briefly thrusts into the woman.

Additional issues include portrayals of domestic abuse, infrequent moderate violence and several scenes of adult cigarette smoking.

Details

Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
22/08/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
138m 45s
Approved footage
12487+8
BBFC reference
AFF314617
Registration number
CFJ33263

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