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INHERENT VICE (2014)

INHERENT VICE <span>(2014)</span> artwork

INHERENT VICE (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 149

Release dates 30/01/2015

BBFCInsight drug use, strong language, sex, sex references

Genre(s) Drama, Crime

Director(s) Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast includes Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short

Summary INHERENT VICE is a crime drama, set in California in 1970, about a private eye who investigates the disappearence of a former girlfriend.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/01/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

INHERENT VICE is a crime drama, set in California in 1970, about a private eye who investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Drugs

Frequent sight of marijuana smoking, some cocaine snorting, recreational use of 'gas and air', and a photograph of a man apparently injecting heroin. There are frequent verbal and visual references to the uses and consequences of cannabis, heroin and PCP, but the work as a whole does not promote or encourage drug misuse.

Language

Over fifty uses of strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker'), as well as various uses of milder terms, including ‘dick', 'pussy', 'ass', and 'shit'.

Sex

One sex scene includes full frontal female nudity, buttock slapping and undetailed thrusting. In other scenes, masturbation and oral sex are implied, but both without strong detail. Verbal and visual sex references include the services provided at a brothel and their cost, oral sex, and labial detail on a crude painting of a nude.

The film also contains brief scenes of moderate violence and sight of bloody aftermath.

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Details

Title
INHERENT VICE
Year
2014
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
11/05/2015
Main language
English
Other languages
Japanese
BBFC reference
AZF319329

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