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RUTH & ALEX

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RUTH & ALEX

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 88m 20s

Ratings Info infrequent strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Richard Loncraine

Cast includes Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Carrie Preston, Miriam Shor, Cynthia Nixon, Claire van der Boom, Sterling Jerins

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 12/05/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

RUTH & ALEX is a US drama about a long-married couple who decide they might need to sell the home they've shared for over 40 years.

Language

There is a single use of strong language ('f**k'), directed in anger by an annoyed woman. Milder bad language includes 'prick', 'bullshit', 'son of a bitch', 'crap' and 'shit'.

Other issues include some natural breast nudity in a painting of a young woman whose leg is raised to mask her groin. In a flashback scene, the painting of the portrait is shown with only the woman's bare back and part of the side of her breast visible.

There are some mild sex references as a man jokes that his home smells like a 'whore house' when an estate agent has used perfume there. A young couple also flirt and the woman jokes that it's the first time a man has been more interested in removing her glasses than her clothes.

There's an oblique drug reference when a woman asks if she can put the plants she grows 'for medicinal reasons' on the roof. It's implied that she means marijuana but the issue is never mentioned again.

Details

Title
RUTH & ALEX
Also known as
5 FLIGHTS UP
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Signature Entertainment
Classified date(s)
19/05/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
88m 20s
BBFC reference
AVV325948
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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RUTH & ALEX

Rating information

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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