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SING STREET

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SING STREET

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 105m 36s

Release date 20/05/2016

BBFCInsight infrequent strong language, drug use, moderate sex references, smoking

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) John Carney

Cast includes Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Kelly Thornton, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Ben Carolan

Summary SING STREET is an Irish music drama, set in Dublin in the 1980s, in which a fifteen-year-old schoolboy forms a band and dreams of moving to London.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/05/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SING STREET is an Irish music drama, set in Dublin in the 1980s, in which a fifteen-year-old schoolboy forms a band and dreams of moving to London.

Language

There are two uses of strong language ('f**k'), one spoken and one written. There is also moderate and mild bad language, including uses of 'bastard', 'bitch', 'piss off', 'screwed' and 'shit'.

In one scene, a boy refers to a black boy who is not present as a 'golliwog'. His use of the term, however, is immediately challenged and condemned by another boy

Drugs

There are infrequent scenes of cannabis joint smoking.

Sex

In one scene a woman inserts batteries into a vibrator before closing her bedroom door. Subsequent sexual activity is implied but not seen.

Smoking

There are several scenes in which teenage schoolboys smoke cigarettes.

Other issues include infrequent mild violence.

Details

Title
SING STREET
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Lionsgate UK Ltd/ Lionsgate International (UK) Ltd (film)
Classified date(s)
11/02/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
105m 36s
Approved footage
9504+0
BBFC reference
AFF335373
Registration number
CFJ38705

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