ME AND ORSON WELLES
ME AND ORSON WELLES
Type of media Film
Approved Running time 113m 32s
Release date 04/12/2009
BBFCInsight Contains moderate sex references and language
Director(s) Richard Linklater
Cast includes Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Zoe Kazan, Eddia Marsan, Christian McKay
Cut This work was passed uncut.
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BBFCinsight publication date 24/11/2009
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ME AND ORSON WELLES is a drama based on Robert Kaplow's novel of the same name. Set in New York City during the course of a single week in 1937, it tells the story of a young student and aspiring actor who lands a role in Orson Welles celebrated staging of Julius Caesar at the Mercury Theatre. The film was passed 12A for moderate sex references and language.
The BBFC Guidelines at PG allow mild sex references and innuendo only. The mild to moderate sex references in this work include comments about getting into a female characters pants and speculation that a couple had screwed. Although borderline references, they were considered best placed at 12A in this case.
The mild to moderate language in the film includes the terms bitch; bastard; shit; crap and asshole. At one point a character gives the finger gesture with his middle finger. Dependent on context, this particular gesture is questionable at PG.
ME AND ORSON WELLES includes a play within a film. During rehearsals and the opening performance of Welles Julius Caesar the principal character is seen to be assassinated on stage. Blood drips onto the floor and a little later Caesars bloodstained corpse can be seen lying on a stretcher. However, the viewer is never in any doubt that he or she is watching a theatrical production and, as such, the scenes in question would have been allowed at PG in this case.
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