|Consumer Advice:||Contains strong language and moderate sex references|
|Extended Classification Information (*SPOILER ALERT* Information may include plot details)|
THE BOAT THAT ROCKED is a comedy set on board a pirate radio ship in the English Channel in the mid-1960s. It was passed ‘15’ for strong language and moderate sex references.
The BBFC Guidelines at ‘15’ permit the frequent use of strong language (e.g. ‘fuck’) and that particular term is used on over twenty occasions in this work. The many verbal sex references in the film are comedic, moderate in strength and could have been contained at ‘12A’ - they reflect nothing that most adolescents will not already be very familiar with and include, for example, gags about condoms.
THE BOAT THAT ROCKED also includes several verbal references to soft drugs. However, no drug taking is shown and the film as a whole does not promote or encourage drug misuse. As might be expected in a film that is set in the 1960s several of the characters are seen to smoke cigarettes, albeit the activity is neither encouraged nor promoted. In one scene a male disc jockey is surrounded by several topless women. The sexual context is minimal and the nudity in this case would have been allowed at a lower classification category.
|This work was passed with no cuts made. |
The cast for this work includes: Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gemma Arterton, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, January Jones, Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans, Jack Davenport, Rhys Darby, Tom Wisdom, Tom Sturridge.
|The main spoken language in this work is English.|
|Directed by Richard Curtis|
|When submitted to the BBFC the work had a running time of 134m 59s.|
|The running time of this film was calculated from the measured length of 12148+2 ( feet + frames ).|
|This work was submitted to the BBFC by Universal Pictures Int (UK) .|
|A film or video, together with associated trailers may exist in several versions and all versions known to the BBFC are listed below.|
|VideoTrailer||11/08/2008||Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd||1m 32s||THE BOAT THAT ROCKED|
|FilmTrailer||16/10/2008||Universal Pictures Int (UK)||0m 38s||THE BOAT THAT ROCKED|
|FilmTrailer||19/12/2008||Universal Pictures Int (UK)||1m 32s||THE BOAT THAT ROCKED|
|FilmTrailer||06/02/2009||Universal Pictures Int (UK)||2m 17s||THE BOAT THAT ROCKED|
|FilmTrailer||06/02/2009||Universal Pictures Int (UK)||2m 41s||THE BOAT THAT ROCKED|
|Film||17/03/2009||Universal Pictures Int (UK)||134m 59s||THE BOAT THAT ROCKED|
|Video||28/05/2009||Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd||129m 34s||THE BOAT THAT ROCKED|
|Online||11/09/2009||Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd||129m 34s||THE BOAT THAT ROCKED|
|Video||22/01/2010||Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd||129m 34s||THE BOAT THAT ROCKED|
|Details are likely to be more complete and accurate for the version submitted most recently.|
When a film is transferred to video the running time will be shorter by approximately 4% due to the differing number of frames per second. This does not mean that the video version has been cut or re-edited.
|This entry was last updated 08/12/2010|