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HEATHERS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 103m 2s

Release date 10/08/2018

BBFCInsight strong language, sex references, suicide theme

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Michael Lehmann

Cast includes Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannon Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford

Summary HEATHERS is a black comedy in which two high school students begin murdering their classmates.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 31/07/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HEATHERS is a black comedy in which two high school students begin murdering their classmates.

Language

There is use of strong language ('f**k') as well as milder terms including 'prick', 'dickhead' and 'shit'. Homophobic language ('fag') also occurs, but it is not condoned by the work as a whole.

Sex

References are made to oral sex, masturbation, and intercourse, including a scene of implied fellatio.

Suicide

A series of murders are disguised as suicides, leading to the issue being discussed among the local community. The narrative satirises the response of the teachers and how the issue is misinterpreted by some students, inspiring one girl to attempt to take her own life. In one scene a young man kills himself, but this occurs off-screen. The work as a whole does not condone or glamorise suicide.

There are scenes of violence, including shootings resulting in some brief bloody detail and a woman being tricked into drinking bleach. In the background of one scene a young woman struggles as a man falls on her, implying that he may be forcing himself on her. However, no further detail is shown.

Infrequent scenes of drug misuse include marijuana smoking.

Details

Title
HEATHERS
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
Classified date(s)
12/06/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
103m 2s
Approved footage
9273+0
BBFC reference
BFF062148
Registration number
CFJ44902

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