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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 105m 20s

Release date 12/11/2010

BBFCInsight Contains mild slapstick

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Andy Fickman

Cast includes Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Odette Yustman, Betty White, Patrick Duffy, Krisitn Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Kyle Bornheimer, Christine Lakin, Jimmy Wolk, Sean Wing, Cloris Leachman, Reginald Veljohnson, Billy Unger, Daryl Hall, John Oates

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 02/11/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

YOU AGAIN is a comedy film about a young woman who discovers that her brother is due to marry a young woman who made her school days a misery. It was classified 'U' with mild slapstick.

There are occasional comic scenes featuring mild slapstick and these include sight of a teenage girl receiving a kick in the face from a high-kicking cheerleader and two women throwing plates at each other before squaring up to each other and being parted by a man who interrupts them. These scenes are all allowable at 'U' where the BBFC's Guidelines allow for 'mild violence only', particularly as there is no personalised violence perpetrated in these scenes.

There are also infrequent and oblique or euphemistic very mild sex references which occur when a boy remarks that a young woman is supposed to be 'hot' and when an elderly woman tells a young man 'Cougar! I'm old enough to be your mother'. The term 'Cougar' is a euphemistic reference to middle-aged women who seek out much younger men for romance or physical intimacy, but in this context where there is no sexual interest or intent expressed, it is permissible at 'U'.

The film also features very mild bullying references and rude behaviour. The central character was mocked and badly treated as a teenager at high school and is shown to have been made unhappy by her experiences. However, she is subsequently reassured by her brother, gains confidence, takes control of her life and ultimately achieves professional and personal success. An older woman has also had similar experiences in her formative years. However, both characters ultimately resolve their differences with their antagonists in amicable fashion and are not left traumatised or unhappy. Rudeness and bullying is therefore negatively presented and shown to be wrong, so these issues are sensitively and appropriately handled and therefore allowable at 'U'.

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