Respect
  • Director(s)

    Liesl Tommy

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Music

  • Approx. running minutes

    145m

  • Cast

    Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Marlon Wayans

Film

Respect

domestic abuse, racism, sexual abuse references, infrequent strong language

RESPECT is a biographical drama about the life and rise to fame of the American soul singer Aretha Franklin.

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  • Director(s)

    Liesl Tommy

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Music

  • Approx. running minutes

    145m

  • Cast

    Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Marlon Wayans

discrimination

Discriminatory language includes peer-to-peer and self-referential uses of 'n****r' by African-American figures, as well as the term 'negro' which was in common usage by both blacks and whites in the 1950s and 1960s where the events of the film take place. There are also general references to racial discrimination and segregation, and the anti-racist aims of the American Civil Rights movement. Discrimination is not endorsed by the film as a whole.

sexual violence and sexual threat

There is a brief and discreet implication of a young girl's sexual abuse by a man which the child subsequently refuses to talk about.

theme

A woman's life is depicted as being controlled by male figures, including her father and spouse who turn to physical abuse in moments of anger or jealousy. The violence is shown only briefly and without strong detail.

language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'bitch', 'whore', 'piss', 'shit', 'ass', 'asshole', 'damn', 'hell' and 'Christ'.


There are scenes of emotional upset, including a child's reaction on learning of the death of a parent and a woman's turmoil as the pressures of her career lead to alcoholism and mental instability. There is mild violence as two men fight briefly. There are mild sex references. There is cigarette smoking which reflects the historical era in which the events of the film are set.
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RespectCinema145m 0sUniversal Pictures Int (UK)10/08/2021
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RespectPhysical media + VOD/Streaming145m 0sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd13/12/2021
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Respect (C)Cinema2m 0sUniversal Pictures Int (UK)31/08/2021
Respect (Trl D) (D)Cinema2m 0sUniversal Pictures Int (UK)09/06/2021
RespectCinema1m 0sUniversal Pictures International UK & Eire Ltd03/01/2020
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RespectPhysical media + VOD/Streaming3m 0sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd13/12/2021
RespectPhysical media + VOD/Streaming3m 0sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd13/12/2021
RespectPhysical media + VOD/Streaming4m 0sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd13/12/2021
RespectPhysical media + VOD/Streaming4m 0sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd13/12/2021
RespectPhysical media + VOD/Streaming7m 0sUniversal Pictures (UK) Ltd13/12/2021
  • Classified date

    13/12/2021

  • Language

    English