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COUNTRY STRONG

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COUNTRY STRONG

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 116m 57s

Release date 25/03/2011

Ratings Info Contains references to alcoholism and suicide

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Shana Feste

Cast includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester, Lari White

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 15/03/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

COUNTRY STRONG is a drama about a country music singer embarking on a comeback tour after treatment for her alcohol problem. The film was classified '12A' for references to alcoholism and suicide.

The central character's alcohol addiction is spoken about throughout the film which also contains a number of scenes in which she relapses into uncontrolled drinking as her fragile emotional and psychological state struggles to cope with various pressures. The drinking is never glamorised and is always portrayed as having negative consequences for the character and those around her. The subject matter is however handled with restraint and sensitivity, and met with the requirements of the BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' which state that 'Mature themes are acceptable, but their treatment must be suitable for young teenagers'.

The Guidelines at '12A'/'12' also state that 'Dangerous behaviour (for example, hanging, suicide and self-harming) should not dwell on detail which could be copied, or appear pain or harm free'. The portrayal of a suicide by overdose is handled in a restrained manner. There is no detail of the act itself, which is implied by the reactions of other characters in its aftermath. The consequences are shown to be tragic and this discreet depiction of suicide kept it within the '12A' allowance.

The film also contains mild language with use of 'Jesus Christ', 'God', 'damn'. 'pee', 'ass', 'asshole' and 'shit'; two mild and discreet sex scenes; and a moment of moderate violence when one man punches another in the face.

Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.

Details

Title
COUNTRY STRONG
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Sony Pictures Releasing
Classified date(s)
19/01/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
116m 57s
Approved footage
10525+8
BBFC reference
AFF274663
Registration number
CFJ22794

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