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A LONG WAY DOWN (2014)

A LONG WAY DOWN <span>(2014)</span> artwork

A LONG WAY DOWN (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 94

Release dates 21/03/2014

BBFCInsight strong language, suicide theme

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Pascal Chaumeil

Cast includes Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill, Tuppence Middleton, Joe Cole

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/03/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A LONG WAY DOWN is a comedy drama, based on the 2005 novel by Nick Hornby, about a group of four people who meet on the rooftop of a building whilst planning to end their lives.

Language

There are multiple uses of strong language ('f**k'), none of which are directed or delivered with aggression. There is also moderate and mild bad language, including uses of 'cock', 'bastard', 'dickhead', 'bitch' and 'prick'.

Suicide

There are frequent references to suicide throughout the film, including the reasons the four central characters have for wanting to end their lives. However, after meeting on the rooftop, they agree to a pact not to end their lives before a certain date; the film subsequently places a strong emphasis on learning the value of life, redemption and friendship.

There are some sex verbal references, including a joke about women bringing Vaseline and a dildo on holiday. One character was jailed for having sex with an underage woman, who he thought was over 18, and there are some references to 'inappropriate' relationships and to the man being labelled a paedophile. Two characters are seen to kiss, after which they fall below the edge of the frame; no sex is shown. We later see them asleep in bed with only bare shoulders visible.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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Details

Title
A LONG WAY DOWN
Year
2014
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Lions Gate UK Ltd,Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
23/04/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF308042

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