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I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT (2007)

I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT <span>(2007)</span> artwork

I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT (2007)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 82

Release dates 03/04/2009

BBFCInsight Contains moderate sex, drug references and smoking scenes

Director(s) Shamim Sarif

Cast includes Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Antonia Frering, Dalip Tahil, Not known

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/03/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT is a romantic comedy about the complications that ensue when a Jordanian bride-to-be embarks on an affair with a shy Indian girl in England. It was passed '12A' for moderate sex, drug references and smoking scenes.

At 'PG', Sex Guidelines state that 'Sexual activity may be implied, but should be discreet and infrequent.'. There are two scene featuring sexual activity in I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT and although the first scene features only embracing and kissing, the second scene indicates the mechanics of sexual activity, is too suggestive to be allowable at 'PG' and is therefore only allowable at '12A'.

As for drug references, the Board's 'PG' Drugs Guidelines state that 'Any references to illegal drugs or drug misuse must be innocuous or carry a suitable anti-drug message', and this film contains some verbal hard drug references which do not carry a suitable anti-drug message as although disapproval is clearly intended, the references are neutral and convey a sense of normalisation so these too are only permissible at '12A'.

There are also some scenes showing the mother of one of the main characters smoking. However, the work as a whole does not glamorise or promote smoking and neither is it aimed at or likely to appeal to children. The woman is also presented as an unenlightened and generally unattractive character with prejudicial views, and her smoking is less likely to appeal to children given that it is presented as incidental lifestyle use rather than being prominent or emphasised.

I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT also contains some mild language and sex references.

Details

Title
I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT
Also known as
I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT - AUDIO COMMENTARY + EXTRAS
Year
2007
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Enlightenment Films Ltd
Classified date(s)
29/06/2009
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF256907

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