Danny Boyle’s Beatles movie is heading to cinemas on June 28, 2019. The film imagines a world that has forgotten The Beatles; except for one man: Jack Malik. When Malik takes credit for and performs their music, he becomes an overnight sensation.
How old do you have to be to see Yesterday?
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) gives Yesterday a rating of 12A.
A 12A rating means: “Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12.
“No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult.”
In the case of Yesterday, the BBFC cites infrequent strong language, drug references, moderate sex references as the reasoning behind its rating.
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The infrequent strong language includes ‘f***’ and partial use of ‘motherf*****’.
The BBFC added: “Use of milder terms includes ‘hell’, ‘bloody’, ‘crap’, ‘damn’, ‘s**t’, ‘numpty’, ‘ass’, and ‘sod’.
“There are moderate drug references in which a man refers to using bongs and being famous for taking drugs.
“When one character searches for the drink Coke online, he is confronted with images of the drug.
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“There are references to people making love, use of the term ‘shag’, and a comic reference to incest.
“A man wakes up in hospital after being hit by a bus with mild injury detail to his face.”
The Motion Picture Association of America gave it a PG-13 rating.
PG-13 means: “Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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“Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.”
Yesterday has a runtime of one hour and 56 minutes.
Hemish Patel stars as Jack Malik, with Lily James as his childhood friend and love interest Ellie Appleton.
Other stars include Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, James Corden, Meera Syal, and more.
You can see Yesterday in UK cinemas on Friday, June 28, 2019.
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