FROST/NIXON is a drama based on a true story. The film was passed 15 due to one use of motherf****r.BBFC Policy, informed by extensive consultation with the public, regards this word as too strong for a ‘12A’ classification and as such the ‘15’ was required.The film also contains some archive war footage, including brief sight of injured and dead people, but no detail or blood, as well as two further uses of strong language which would have been acceptable at ‘12A’ in the absence of this stronger term.
So basically, it would have been a 12 if they didn't say that word. Though I'm sure the word was important to the context of the film.
Reading this brought back good ol' memories of being a wide-eyed eight year old, watching Men in Black and being shocked that they said "shit" in it, even though it was just a PG. God, I was sad.
Still am rather sad.
Frost/Nixon will be one of the first movies I watch tomorrow when my exams end, as part of a major and massively overdue movie binge!