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LOVE HAPPENS <span>(2009)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 107

Release dates 09/10/2009

Ratings Info Contains moderate sex references

Genre(s) Romance, Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Brandon Camp

Cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart, Sasha Alexander, Judy Greer, Martin Sheen, Gina Holden, Joe Anderson

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 29/09/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LOVE HAPPENS is a romance about a widower coming to terms with his grief, helped by a blossoming relationship with a florist. The film has been classified '12' for moderate sex references.

The film contains some jokey asides about sex, including a passing reference to 'battery operated sex' and an undetailed description of a device moulded from a man's penis so that a widow could 'continue to love him' (after he dies). At 'PG' BBFC Guidelines allow 'Mild sex references and innuendo only'. The references in LOVE HAPPENS were judged to go beyond the scope of the BBFC Guidelines at PG and the film was therefore placed at '12'.

The film contains frequent references to bereavement and grief forms a significant theme. The film contains scenes of adults emotionally coming to terms with loss, including in one case the loss of a child. BBFC Guidelines for '12' state that 'Mature themes are acceptable, but their treatment must be suitable for young teenagers'.

The film also contains mild bad language, with words such as 'shit' and 'piss' and one use of 'bitch', although it is not directed at another person. Under BBFC Guidelines, mild bad language is acceptable at 'PG'.


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