THE WORLD'S END (2013)
THE WORLD'S END (2013)
Approx. Running minutes 107
Release dates 19/07/2013
BBFCInsight Contains very strong language and strong sex references
Genre(s) Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy
Director(s) Edgar Wright
Cast includes Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine
Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.
BBFCinsight publication date 09/07/2013
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THE WORLD'S END is a comedy science fiction horror film about a group of former school friends who reunite after twenty years to relive their wild days. They embark on an epic pub crawl through their hometown but are thrown into the role of saviours of humankind when they discover that the town has been invaded by aliens. It is rated 15 for very strong language and strong sex references.
There are three uses of very strong language ('c**t'), all of which occur in comic contexts and only one of which is spoken in a belligerent manner. The film also contains frequent strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker').
Comic sex references occur throughout the film, including comments about having sex in a toilet, with someone's sister, and with a pair of female twins. There are also references to erections and a scene set in a club in which women dressed in school uniforms dance in a suggestive manner.
There are scenes of fantastical comic violence when the lead characters encounter aliens who have taken on human form and engage them in chaotic fights. The limbs and heads of the aliens are ripped off amidst showers of unrealistic 'blood', but they are virtually indestructible and simply return to carry on the fighting.
The film also contains drug references and brief soft drug use, along with alcohol consumption and scenes of smoking.
It is suggested that one of the main characters has been suffering from depression, and at one point he is shown with bandaged wrists, indicating recent self harming or a suicide attempt. No further detail is given and there are no scenes of self harm in the film.
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.
- THE WORLD'S END
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- THE WORLD'S END INTRODUCTIONS
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