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LOVE HAPPENS (2009)

LOVE HAPPENS <span>(2009)</span> artwork

LOVE HAPPENS (2009)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 107

Release dates 09/10/2009

BBFCInsight Contains moderate sex references

Genre(s) Romance, Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Brandon Camp

Cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart, Sasha Alexander, Judy Greer, Martin Sheen, Gina Holden, Joe Anderson

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/09/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LOVE HAPPENS is a romance about a widower coming to terms with his grief, helped by a blossoming relationship with a florist. The film has been classified '12' for moderate sex references.

The film contains some jokey asides about sex, including a passing reference to 'battery operated sex' and an undetailed description of a device moulded from a man's penis so that a widow could 'continue to love him' (after he dies). At 'PG' BBFC Guidelines allow 'Mild sex references and innuendo only'. The references in LOVE HAPPENS were judged to go beyond the scope of the BBFC Guidelines at PG and the film was therefore placed at '12'.

The film contains frequent references to bereavement and grief forms a significant theme. The film contains scenes of adults emotionally coming to terms with loss, including in one case the loss of a child. BBFC Guidelines for '12' state that 'Mature themes are acceptable, but their treatment must be suitable for young teenagers'.

The film also contains mild bad language, with words such as 'shit' and 'piss' and one use of 'bitch', although it is not directed at another person. Under BBFC Guidelines, mild bad language is acceptable at 'PG'.

Details

Title
LOVE HAPPENS
Year
2009
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
E1 Films,E1 Entertainment UK
Classified date(s)
22/01/2010
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF261363

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