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A MONSTER CALLS

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A MONSTER CALLS

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 103m 54s

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

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/02/2017

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
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK
Classified date(s)
13/02/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
103m 54s
BBFC reference
AVF339042
Remarks
Widescreen

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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