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YOUR HIGHNESS

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 98m 1s

Ratings Info Contains strong language, sex references and comic bloody violence

Genre(s) Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Director(s) David Gordon Green

Cast includes Natalie Portman, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Damian Lewis, Toby Jones, Rasmus Hardiker, Charles Dance, Justin Theroux, Simon Farnaby, Julian Rhind-Tutt

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 07/04/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

YOUR HIGHNESS is a comedy adventure film about a prince who undertakes a quest to rescue his kidnapped bride, and who is accompanied by his lazy brother. It was classified '15' for strong language, sex references and comic bloody violence.

The BBFC's Guidelines on language at '15' state 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, 'fuck')'. There are several uses of strong language that sit within this allowance.

The Guidelines for sex at '15' state 'There may be strong verbal sex references to sexual behaviour, but the strongest references are unlikely to be acceptable unless justified by context'. There are strong verbal sex references throughout the film. These include a man remarking "He wants us to jerk him off", "What if he butt-f**ked her?", "Everyone in the kingdom wants to suck your dick", and a basic outline drawing showing a man sexually penetrating a woman. These references are played for comic effect, but are too strong to be allowable at '12A'/'12'.

At '15', the Guidelines for violence state 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable'. The occasional comic violence includes sight of blood spraying from humans and fantasy creatures when they are slashed or impaled by swords. Such injuries are shown only briefly but the effect is sometimes strong with blood and tissue damage clearly visible. As with the sex references, the violence, and the bloody detail, in these scenes is played for comedic effect. But they nevertheless also take the film beyond '12A'/'12'.

YOUR HIGHNESS also contains some comic drug references including a scene where the heroes are invited to breathe an unnamed herb. One of them reacts negatively to the seemingly hallucinogenic experience in a manner which is unlikely to promote or encourage drug misuse. Some female breast and buttock nudity also features, as does some mild and moderate language (for example, 'pricks', 'whore', 'bitch', 'shit', 'bastard').

Details

Title
YOUR HIGHNESS
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK
Classified date(s)
08/04/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
98m 1s
BBFC reference
AVF276161

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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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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