ALL ABOUT STEVE | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 94m 44s

Ratings Info Contains moderate sex references

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Phil Traill

Cast includes Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong, DJ Qualls, Keith David, Beth Grant, Katy Mixon, Howard Hesseman, Holmes Osborne, Jason Jones

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

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Ratings info publication date 05/01/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ALL ABOUT STEVE is a romantic comedy about a female crossword puzzle compiler who obsessively follows a TV news cameraman with whom she once shared a blind date in the belief that they are destined to be together. It was passed '12' for moderate sex references.

At '12A/12', BBFC sex guidelines state that 'Sexual activity may be briefly and discreetly portrayed. Sex references should not go beyond what is suitable for young teenagers. Frequent crude references are unlikely to be acceptable.'.

This film contains some moderate sex references and these include a scene where a woman throws herself at a man in his car on their first date and removes her top to reveal her bra and which includes a double entendre about the man "coming" as he takes a phone call summoning him to a job, a scene showing a camera framing a close-up of a woman's cleavage during a news report, clearly comic interchanges between a woman and a male truck driver where she warns him not to rape her and subsequently thanks him for not doing so, a man light-heartedly asking another man whether he "banged" a fireman and receiving a negative response and a scene when a man tells another man who is wearing a wig and moustache disguise that he looks like a retired porn star. However, the references are neither crude nor frequent and are often oblique or euphemistic rather than graphic or descriptive, so they are permissible at '12' and do not exceed the limits of this category, although they exceed the type of 'Mild sex references and innuendo only' that are allowable at 'PG'.

ALL ABOUT STEVE also contains some mild language, a scene of mild comic violence when a man punches a work colleague in the face the man is subsequently accidentally struck in the mouth by his TV camera and an innocuous mild verbal drug reference during a non-promotional exchange between two characters about prescription medication.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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