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A MONSTER CALLS

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A MONSTER CALLS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 108m 13s

Release date 01/01/2017

BBFCInsight moderate threat, scenes of emotional distress

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) J.A. Bayona

Cast includes Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Geraldine Chaplin, Lewis MacDougall

Summary A MONSTER CALLS is a fantasy drama in which a boy encounters a monster in the form of a tree which helps him through a difficult period.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 22/12/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A MONSTER CALLS is a fantasy drama in which a boy encounters a monster in the form of a tree which helps him through a difficult period.

Threat

There are scenes of moderate threat as a huge tree comes to life and appears to directly threaten a boy. There are also repeated images, in dream sequences, of a collapsing building and crumbling ground which leaves the boy's mother clinging to a ledge above a chasm.

Theme

There are scenes of emotional distress in which a boy has to come to terms with his mother's condition.

There is a theme of terminal illness and bereavement. There are scenes of bullying in a school setting.

Details

Title
A MONSTER CALLS
Also known as
A MONSTER CALLS
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
23/09/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
108m 13s
Approved footage
9739+8
BBFC reference
BFF339042
Registration number
CFJ40515

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