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THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT (2012)

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THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT (2012)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 126

Release dates 22/06/2012

Ratings Info Contains strong language, sex and sex references

Genre(s) Romance, Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Nicholas Stoller

Cast includes Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Lauren Weedman

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 12/06/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT is a romantic comedy about a couple whose wedding plans are put on hold after a series of unexpected events prevent them walking down the aisle. The film was classified '15' for strong language, sex and sex references.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent'. The film contains over 20 uses of strong language, meaning it is more appropriately classified at '15' where the Guidelines state 'There may be frequent use of strong language'.

The film also contains two strong sex scenes. Although there is no nudity in either scene, the focus on sexual mechanics exceeds the type of brief and discreet portrayal of sexual activity that is permitted by the Guidelines at '12A'/'12'. However, the scenes are allowable at '15' where 'Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong details'. There are also a number of strong sex references, including a scene in which a chef holds a piping tube between his legs and mimics the act of masturbation, culminating in cream spurting out all over his shirt and face. There is also a verbal exchange in which the word 'peonies' is deliberately pronounced in manner suggestive of a strong sexual act. These references are most appropriately classified at '15' where the Guidelines state 'There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour'.

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Title
THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT
Also known as
THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT - FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH NICHOLAS STOLLER, JASON SEGAL, EMILY BLUNT, CHRIS PRATT, ALISON BRIE AND RODNEY ROTHMAN,THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT
Year
2012
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
07/09/2012
Main language
English
Other languages
Spanish
BBFC reference
AZF289694

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