LOVING | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 118m 6s

Release date 12/06/2017

Ratings Info infrequent racist language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Jeff Nichols

Cast includes Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Michael Shannon, Will Dalton, Dean Mumford, Terri Abney, Alano Miller

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 02/06/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LOVING is a drama about a couple who challenged the State of Virginia's prohibition of interracial marriage during the 1960s.


A number of characters express racist views, reflective of the period and setting of the narrative. There is infrequent use of 'nigger', used once as a self-referential term by a black character, and once by a white man in a derogatory manner.

Occasional scenes of mild threat include police breaking into a couple's home at night, and a man's growing paranoia that his family are being threatened and he is being followed.

Two scenes show a woman in labour, with brief sight of some bloody water being disposed of.

There is infrequent use of mild bad language ('shit', 'ass').


Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
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118m 6s
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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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