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ONE DAY (2011)

ONE DAY <span>(2011)</span> artwork

ONE DAY (2011)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 105

Release dates 06/02/2012, 24/08/2011

Ratings Info Contains moderate sex references & violence, & one use of strong language

Genre(s) Romance, Drama

Director(s) Lone Scherfig

Cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Georgia King, Jodie Whittaker

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 14/08/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ONE DAY is a romantic drama about two friends who meet at university, become firm friends, and on one day over the next twenty years remember each other and share what is going on in their lives. The film was classified '12' for moderate sex references, violence and one use of strong language.

There is a single use of strong language in ONE DAY which exceeds what is allowed at 'PG' but is within the BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' which state 'The use of strong language must be infrequent'.

The moderate sex references include phrases such as 'has sex in toilet cubicles lost its charm?' and 'an orgy won't keep you warm when you're old'. There are also a number of scenes showing the build-up to sex and some nudity in a sexual context, but no sex. These include a man undressing and dropping his underpants out of vision, a woman wrapping her bare legs around a man's waist, and a naked woman, with limited detail, seen jumping onto a bed where a man lies waiting for her under the covers. These all sit at '12' where 'Sex references should not go beyond what is suitable for young teenagers' and 'Nudity is allowed, but in a sexual context must be brief and discreet'.

There are a couple of scenes of violence in the film. One shows a brief but undetailed punch-up in a bar and the sight of a man's bloody and bruised face and hands. Another brief but powerful scene shows a character being hit by a vehicle. After the impact there is no further detail, just several shots of a body lying in the road with spots of blood on the face and legs. Although this is too intense for 'PG', this scene is permissible at '12', where the Guidelines state 'Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail'.

The film also contains one scene of implied drug use showing a man in silhouette bending over and the sound of him sniffing. This is permissible at '12' where 'Any misuse of drugs must be infrequent and should not be glamorised or give instructional detail'.

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