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MIDNIGHT IN PARIS <span>(2011)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 92

Release dates 07/10/2011

Ratings Info Contains moderate sex references

Genre(s) Romance, Fantasy, Comedy

Director(s) Woody Allen

Cast includes Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, Yves Heck, Alison Pill, Corey Stoll, Tom Hiddleston, Léa Seydoux

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 27/09/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS is a romantic comedy drama, focussing on the deteriorating relationship of an American couple who visit Paris. The film was classified '12' for moderate sex references.

The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Sex references should not go beyond what is suitable for young teenagers. Frequent crude references are unlikely to be acceptable'. There is occasional dialogue related to sexual activity, such as when a character refers to the subject of a painting as being a "whore with colossal appetites". In another scene we learn that a character hired a prostitute in order to learn the 'tricks' of her trade, while her friend reveals that he could never resist "cheap sex". Although these comments exceed the terms of the 'PG' Guidelines, where there may be 'Mild sex references and innuendo only', they are permissible at '12'.

The film also contains some scenes of smoking by glamorous characters. However, these moments occur within a historical / fantasy scenario rather than a realistic one. The film also includes some very mild language, including uses of 'Jesus Christ' and 'God'. In one sequence, a character briefly contemplates suicide, but is quickly talked out of it with no further dwelling on the potential act. There are also a couple of brief drug references, including a character asking "What have you been smoking?" after he surprises his friends with his new-found art appreciation. Later on, a character makes a brief sarcastic comment that in his experience "people measure out their lives with coke spoons". However, the references are brief undetailed and there is no promotion of such activities.

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



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Warner Home Video Ltd,Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
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