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THE HEARTBREAK KID (2007)

THE HEARTBREAK KID <span>(2007)</span> artwork

THE HEARTBREAK KID (2007)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 111

Release dates 05/10/2007

BBFCInsight Contains very strong language and comic sex scenes

Director(s) Peter Farrelly,Bobby Farrelly

Cast includes Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Malin Akerman, Carlos Mencia, Rob Corddry, Stephanie Courtney, Ali Hillis, Kathy Lamkin, Nicol Paone, Joel Bryant

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

BBFCinsight publication date 25/09/2007

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE HEARTBREAK KID is a mix of screwball, farce and sex comedy. It was passed '18' for very strong language and comic sex scenes.

The Guidelines for sex at '15' state "Sexual activity may be portrayed but without strong detail. There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour". The film contains several scenes that portray strong sex play, including sadomasochistic acts and bestiality. While the majority of these scenes could have been passed at '15', this version of the film contains a scene in which a donkey's erect penis is seen positioned by a woman who is waiting to be penetrated. The film also contains use of very strong language. The BBFC's Guidelines on language at '15' state "the strongest terms (eg 'cunt') will only be acceptable where justified by the context". In the context of this film, the language is spoken by a woman, in pain, to a man and with obvious comic intent. In this case the language was allowed in the '15' classified version of the film, but remains worthy of inclusion in consumer advice at '18'.

THE HEARTBREAK KID also contains hard and soft drug use, again with an obvious comic intent. The film as a whole does not promote drug use, in line with BBFC's Guidelines on drug use in films aimed at fifteen year olds and above.

Details

Title
THE HEARTBREAK KID
Also known as
THE HEARTBREAK KID (HD VERSION) - FEATURE (REVISED),THE HEARTBREAK KID (HD VERSION) - FEATURE WITH COMMENTARY,THE HEARTBREAK KID (HD VERSION) - FEATURE WITH COMMENTARY (REVISED),THIS WORK HAS BEEN APPROVED UNDER THE DIFFERENT VERSIONS AT DIFFERENT CATEGORIES POLICY 2004, EXTENDED VERSION,THEATRICAL VERSION
Year
2007
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Paramount Home Entertainment (UK),Paramount Pictures UK
Classified date(s)
09/01/2008
Main language
English
Other languages
Spanish
BBFC reference
AZF239791

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