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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 121m 59s

Release date 21/11/2012

BBFCInsight Contains strong language and moderate violence

Genre(s) Drama, Comedy

Director(s) David O. Russell

Cast includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/11/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is a US drama about a former teacher with bipolar disorder. Having been released from an institution, he returns to live with his parents and hopes for a reconciliation with his ex-wife. The film is rated 15 for strong language and moderate violence.

The film contains over seventy uses of strong language (principally variants of 'f**k' but also a single use of 'cocks**ker'). There is also some moderate and mild bad language, including the terms 'asshole', 'dicks', 'shit', 'slut' and 'whore'.

Moderate violence occurs during a flashback sequence in which an adulterous couple are attacked as they shower together. A little blood is seen on white ceramic wall tiles as the man is choked with the hose of a shower attachment that has been wrapped around his neck. The couple appear to be naked but apart from a hint of the woman's cleavage there is no clear detail. The scene is very brief.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK also includes some moderate verbal sex references, for example to sleeping around, as well as some undetailed verbal references to drug use.

In one scene, a group of football supporters abuse and attack some Asian fans who arrive at a match venue in a bus. One redneck shouts "Nasty Indian curry. Go back to your own country". Some punches are then thrown but there is very little detail. The film as a whole does not endorse discriminatory language or behaviour.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


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