West Side Story
  • Director(s)

    Steven Spielberg

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Crime, Drama, Musical

  • Approx. running minutes

    156m

  • Cast

    Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno

Film

West Side Story

moderate violence, discrimination, sexual threat, implied strong language

WEST SIDE STORY is a romantic musical drama, set in 1950s New York City, in which a Puerto Rican teenager falls for the former leader of a local gang.

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  • Director(s)

    Steven Spielberg

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Crime, Drama, Musical

  • Approx. running minutes

    156m

  • Cast

    Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno

discrimination

There are scenes of racist behaviour, including use of the terms 'spic' and 'coloured'. In another scene teenagers mock and misgender a person who is implied to be a trans man, and one of the bullies brags about ‘pantsing’ him and seeing his genitals. Further discriminatory language includes ‘polack’ and ‘pansy’.

language

There is implied use of strong language (e.g. “motherloving”, “Krup you”). Milder terms include ‘puto’, ‘dick’, ‘shit’, ‘bullshit’, ‘titties’, ‘ass’, ‘bastard’, ‘SoB’, ‘crap’, ‘pendejo’, ‘Christ’ and ‘goddamn’.

sexual violence and sexual threat

A large group of white men corner and harass a Puerto Rican woman, making racist comments. They push her to the ground and surround her, but she is then rescued by another person.

violence

Two people are fatally stabbed during a knife fight, and another is shot, resulting in brief moderate bloody detail. Rival gangs brawl with fists, sticks, bats and chains, with occasional sight of crunchy blows and blood on faces. There is also brief sight of a nail driven through a boy’s bloody ear in the aftermath of a brawl.


Other issues include mild sex and drug references.
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West Side StoryCinema156m 0sWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK30/11/2021
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West Side StoryPhysical media + VOD/Streaming156m 0sBuena Vista Home Entertainment22/02/2022
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West Side Story Trl C (WEST SIDE STORY TRL C - TONIGHT (CUTDOWN))Cinema2m 0sWDSMP UK24/09/2021
West Side Story Trl B (WEST SIDE STORY TRL B - TONIGHT)Cinema3m 0sWDSMP UK21/09/2021
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West Side StoryPhysical media + VOD/Streaming96m 0sBuena Vista Home Entertainment22/02/2022
  • Classified date

    22/02/2022

  • Language

    English