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INHERENT VICE

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INHERENT VICE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 148m 35s

Release date 30/01/2015

BBFCInsight drug use, strong language, sex, sex references

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

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 This work was 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.

Details

Title
INHERENT VICE
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
09/12/2014
Main language
English
Other languages
Japanese
Submitted run time
148m 35s
Approved footage
13372+8
BBFC reference
AFF319329
Registration number
CFJ34380

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