GET ON UP
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.
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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.
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.
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'.
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.
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