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LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

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LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 109m 44s

Release date 28/03/2011

BBFCInsight Contains moderate sex and drug references

Genre(s) Comedy, Romance

Director(s) Greg Berlanti

Cast includes Katherine Heigl, Josh Lucas, Josh Duhamel, Melissa McCarthy, Jean Smarft

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/03/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT is a romantic comedy about a mismatched couple who are thrown together suddenly when they become the guardians of a baby girl. The film was classified '12A' for moderate sex and drug references.

The moderate sex references and innuendo are embedded in the film's comic context and reflect its take on modern relationships. The references lack any undue detail and none are particularly crude, which meant that they met with the allowance of the BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' which state that 'sex references should not go beyond what is suitable for young teenagers. Frequent crude references are unlikely to be acceptable'.

The drug references occur in two scenes, firstly when a bag of pot is confiscated and secondly when it is found by two characters who decide to use some of it. There is no portrayal of actual drug use, which is suggested only by the behaviour of the two characters who are seen talking nonsense as they watch children's programmes on television. There is no overt glamorisation of the activity and the treatment of the issue does not exceed what is permitted by the Guidelines at '12A'/'12', which state that 'any misuse of drugs must be infrequent and should not be glamorised or give instructional detail'.

The film also contains a mild sex scene and some mild-to-moderate bad language which includes uses of 'God', 'Jesus', 'hell', 'butt', 'frigging', 'ass', 'asshole', 'screwed', 'shit' and 'dick'.

Details

Title
LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
04/02/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
109m 44s
BBFC reference
AVF269381

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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