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MOM AND DAD

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MOM AND DAD

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 82m 8s

Release date 16/07/2018

BBFCInsight strong violence, threat, language, nudity, sex references

Genre(s) Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Director(s) Brian Taylor

Cast includes Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Lance Henriksen, Joseph D. Reitman, Rachel Melvin

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 06/07/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MOM AND DAD is a US comedy horror in which unexplained mass hysteria causes parents to attack their children.

Violence

There is strong bloody violence and infrequent gory wound detail resulting from stabbings, strangulations, suffocations and shootings. A woman attempts to kill her newborn baby but the infant is not harmed.

Threat

Parents attempt to kill their own children, some of whom fight back, resulting in strong, sustained threat throughout the film. In one scene a woman parks her car on railway tracks and leaves it there with her infant child inside. The impact of the train occurs off screen but we are later told that the child has died.

Language

There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'). Milder terms include 'pussies', 'bitch', 'whore', 'shit', 'bullshit', 'dick', 'tits', 'ass' and 'piss', in addition to use of the rude 'middle finger' gesture. Infrequent use of discriminatory terms includes 'retarded'; the work as a whole does not condone discriminatory language or behaviour.

Nudity

A topless woman is shown thrusting her breasts at a man's face.

Sex

Infrequent strong verbal sex references include a list of acts performed with sex toys. Another scene contains sounds of sexual moaning without visual detail.

There are infrequent references to drug misuse including a scene in which a teenager smokes a joint and another in which she purchases unidentified pills from a fellow student.

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

Details

Title
MOM AND DAD
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Classified date(s)
15/06/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
82m 8s
BBFC reference
AVF359240
Remarks
16:9

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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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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