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JUSTIN BIEBER'S BELIEVE

JUSTIN BIEBER'S BELIEVE artwork

JUSTIN BIEBER'S BELIEVE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 91m 56s

Release date 26/12/2013

BBFCInsight Contains mild bad language

Genre(s) Documentary, Music

Director(s) Jon M. Chu

Cast includes Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Ryan Good, Usher Raymond, Pattie Mallette, Jeremy Bieber, Will. I. Am, Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Seacrest

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. Cuts were made by substitution. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/12/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JUSTIN BIEBER'S BELIEVE is a documentary that follows singer Justin Bieber on tour. It is rated PG for mild bad language.

There is infrequent mild bad language, including a use of 'shit', and a use of 'bitches' as a woman raps during a song. The use of 'bitches' is not aggressive or directed at anyone. There is also a segment in which Bieber is shown being hounded by the press. This includes some expressions that have been completely bleeped out, but where we assume bad language is being used. In the original version of the film, it was still possible to make out the nature of the language being used in a couple of cases, either because the bleeping was insufficient or because expressions could be lip read. The relevant moments have been further obscured by the company, by means of additional bleeping and blurring of lip movements, in order to obtain a PG rating. The film also contains some very mild bad language, in the form of the expression "Oh my God!".

There are a couple of scenes of emotional distress, when Bieber learns of the death of a young fan with whom he'd formed a bond. There are also some very mild sex references and a jokey reference to not urinating in a swimming pool.

PG stands for Parental Guidance. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.

Cuts information

Company chose to completely obscure two uses of strong language to achieve a PG classification. Cuts made in line with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 12A was available.

Details

Title
JUSTIN BIEBER'S BELIEVE
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Shear Entertainment
Classified date(s)
18/12/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
91m 56s
Approved footage
8274+0
BBFC reference
AFF307316
Registration number
CFJ30996

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