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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 92m 49s

Release date 13/09/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, once very strong, and strong sex references

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Lake Bell

Cast includes Fred Melamed, Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Rob Corddry, Geena Davis, Jeff Garlin

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/09/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

IN A WORLD is a comedy drama about a female vocal coach whose father is a famous voice-over artist. When she also becomes a sought after voice-over star, tensions arise. It is rated 15 for strong language, once very strong, and strong sex references.

The film contains eight uses of strong language ('f**k') and one use of very strong language ('c**t'). The single use of very strong language occurs when a woman remarks to her sister that their father doesn't want anyone else in the family to do well "because Nana was a c**t to him". The use is not directed at anybody else and is not delivered in an aggressive manner. There is also use of milder bad language throughout the film, as well as use of the term 'retarded', which is explicitly criticised.

There are some strong verbal sex references, including to oral sex.

There is a reference to a deceased woman having overdosed on prescription medication.

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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