JUDY | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 117m 42s

Ratings Info scenes of drug misuse, infrequent strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Rupert Goold

Cast includes Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Bella Ramsey, Finn Wittrock, Andy Nyman, Fenella Woolgar, Lucy Russell, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Royce Pierreson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 15/10/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JUDY is a drama, based on real events, which concerns US singer and actress Judy Garland's arrival in England to perform a series of concerts in 1968.


There are several scenes in which Judy Garland takes unidentified pills, which she was compelled to take from an early age by a film studio head in order to maintain her weight and ensure she could work long hours. Her reliance on drugs throughout the rest of her life takes an increasing toll on her health, and drug misuse is therefore not condoned by the film as a whole.


The film contains infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms (for example. 'son of a bitch', 'shit', 'bastards', 'bloody', 'hell', 'jerk', 'God', 'Jesus' and 'goddamn').

There is also infrequent discriminatory language ('faggot'); however, this is not condoned by the film as a whole.

The film also contains mild sex references, as well as scenes in which adults smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol.


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Rating information

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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