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SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012)

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD <span>(2012)</span> artwork

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (2012)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 99

Release dates 13/07/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, drug references and a gory moment

Genre(s) Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Lorene Scafaria

Cast includes Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Melanie Lynskey

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/07/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD is a romantic comedy about an insurance salesman looking for love days before the Earth is due to be struck and destroyed by a huge asteroid. The film was classified '15' for strong language, drug references and one gory moment.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent'. There are over ten uses of strong language, placing the film at '15' where the Guidelines state 'There may be frequent use of strong language'. The Guidelines at '15' also state 'Drug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse'. There is a scene set at a party in which a man prepares to inject heroin and another scene in which a young woman smokes cannabis. In the context of a scenario in which the world is about to end, this drug use is depicted as recklessness and is not promoted by the film as a whole.

Additionally, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD contains one brief strong gory moment when a man is unexpectedly shot in the neck. It also contains a suicide scene and other mild bad language.

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Details

Title
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
Year
2012
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
04/09/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF288638

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