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THE BOAT THAT ROCKED (2009)

THE BOAT THAT ROCKED <span>(2009)</span> artwork

THE BOAT THAT ROCKED (2009)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 132

Release dates 01/04/2009

Ratings Info Contains strong language and moderate sex references

Genre(s) Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Richard Curtis

Cast 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

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 22/03/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

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.

Trailer

Details

Title
THE BOAT THAT ROCKED
Also known as
TRAILER A VERSION 1,THE BOAT THAT ROCKED (TRL D) - ODEON INTRODUCTION,THE BOAT THAT ROCKED - TRAILER D - WITHOUT INTRODUCTION,THE BOAT THAT ROCKED - THEATRICAL VERSION - COMMENTARY
Year
2009
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
22/01/2010
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF252041

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