Back To The Future Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Back To The Future

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    McFly!

  • Starring:

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, George DiCenzo, Frances Lee McCain, James Tolkan

  • Directed by:

    Robert Zemeckis

  • Running time:

    116 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot by terrorists, shot at, pursued, blasted backwards, near-crushed by a falling bookshelf, struck by lightning, rapped on the head, hit by a car, transported through time, slapped, pushed, kicked, grabbed, tripped, punched, shoulder-charged, covered in manure, locked in the boot of a car, arm-twisted. People trip over, hit their heads, fall out of bed, dangle precariously. Crashed cars, reckless driving/hitchhiking. Objects frozen, torn, thrown, struck by lightning; burning objects. A newspaper headline reports a destroyed home. A comic shows cartoon characters being mind-controlled. Stolen plutonium, jailed uncle/brother, parole, disintegrating dog, ripping people off, mutated into human form, fallout from atomic wars, nuclear reaction, setting fire to the living room rug mentioned. Arguing, belittling. Blood/gore: A character slices their hand (no blood or injury detail seen). Bruise, bandages. Blood spots on bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, ogling, caressing, leg-squeezing, bum-squeezing. People receive unwanted physical attention/handling. Woman in bra, man in underwear, cleavage. A mother falls in amorous love with her son (comic). Girls chasing/calling/sitting in a parked car with boys, peeping tom, peep show mentioned. Pornographic picture house seen in background.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Intoxication. Smoking. Reefer addicts, crazy drunk driver mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, a-words, bastard, sonofab*tch, butt. Name-calling. Derogatory term for African Americans. Religious references and exclamations (OMG, Jesus Christ, damn, what the hell).

  • THEMES:

    Time travel, flux capacitors, 1.21 gigawatts, DeLoreans, time machines, school dances, band auditions, tardiness, rejection, temporal experiments, mad scientists, 1980s, existence, parents, Jackie Gleason, science fiction writing, density, Nov 05 1955.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Getting fired, adoption mentioned. Lightning, thunder, helicopter. Dogs, caged bird, cows. Bowl of smelly dog food, manure truck. Bad/comic Arabic accent. Bright light flashes. Aliens, extra-terrestials mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Original, joyous, uplifting, charming, innocent, escapist, beguiling, witty, brilliant, audacious, inventive, brainy, funny, classic, fast-paced, entertaining, sure-footed, gleeful, effortless. Exquisite/light-hearted/tight plot, sweet/ingenious/delicious premise, near-perfect script, memorable set-pieces, fun/clever gags, surprise ending, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    N/A

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