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THE LOVE PUNCH [International version]

THE LOVE PUNCH <span>[International version]</span> artwork

THE LOVE PUNCH [International version]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 94m 10s

Release date 18/04/2014

Ratings Info strong language, moderate sex references

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Joel Hopkins

Cast includes Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Tuppence Middleton, Louise Bourgoin, Marissa Berenson

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. Cuts were made by substitution. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 08/04/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE LOVE PUNCH is a British comedy about a divorced couple who are forced to go on a crime caper in Paris when their pension funds are scuppered by an unscrupulous French businessman.


Three uses of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language, including 'prick', 'whore', 'shit', 'arse' and 'piss off'.


There is a visual reference to masturbation when a man sits holding a pornographic magazine and puts his hand down his pants, but he is immediately interrupted so nothing happens. There are also several examples of mild comic sexual innuendo, such as a man asking his ex-wife if she would "rub some Deep Heat on my coccyx".

There is brief mild violence as a man is slapped across the face while being interrogated.

Cuts information

Company chose to remove strong language (in this case 'motherf***er') in order to secure a 12A classification. Cut made in line with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.


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Entertainment One UK Ltd
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