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LAND OF THE LOST

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LAND OF THE LOST

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 101m 26s

Release date 31/07/2009

BBFCInsight Contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references

Genre(s) Adventure, Comedy

Director(s) Brad Silberling

Cast includes Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone, Sierra McCormick, Douglas Tait, Michael Papajohn, Pollyanna McIntosh, Kiernan Shipka, Eve Mauro, Mousa Kraish

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/07/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LAND OF THE LOST is comedy science fiction film starring Will Ferrell. It was passed '12A' for one use of strong language and moderate sex references.

BBFC Guidelines at '12A' state that 'the use of strong language must be infrequent'. The Guidelines also state that 'Sex references may reflect what is likely to be familiar to most adolescents but should not go beyond what is suitable for them'. In this adolescent oriented comedy there are several scenes that younger audiences are likely to find amusing, including several instances of 'toilet humour' and comic verbal and visual sex references (eg accidentally touching breasts, references to 7000-women harems). However, these were felt to exceed the 'PG' Guidelines which allow only 'mild sex references and innuendo'

The film also contains some verbal references to soft drugs and one 'trippy' sequence wherein the heroes inadvertently drink a fictitious hallucinogen. Following this they act in a silly way, suggestive of marijuana use, and the two male leads kiss each other. Such scenes and references are well precedented at the stated category and the film does not offer any glamorisation or instructional detail of drug use that would be unacceptable at '12A'. However, the sequence could not have been accommodated at 'PG' where 'any references to illegal drugs or drug misuse must be innocuous or carry a suitable anti-drug message'). The film also contains uses of moderate language (eg 'bitch' and 'wanker') that exceed the 'PG' Guidelines.

There is also some mild slapstick violence and comic horror in the film, both of which would have been acceptable at 'PG'.

Details

Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
03/06/2009
Main language
English
Submitted run time
101m 26s
Approved footage
9129+11
BBFC reference
BFF258194
Registration number
CFJ19252

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