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Bright Star


Sep 18, 2009

Latest Home Video

Jan 26, 2010

MPAA Rating



Jane Campoin


Abbie Cornish
Ben Whishaw
Paul Schneider


2009 Apparition

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This period drama explores the romantic life of the romantic poet John Keats (played by Ben Wishaw), who fell in love with Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), much to the disapproval of family, friends and proper society.

Content Details

Why Is Bright Star Rated PG?

Bright Star is rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief language and incidental smoking.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Bright Star...

In this dramatized biography of John Keats, characters face the realities of a life threatening disease. Symptoms of Consumption/Tuberculosis are shown, including the blood covered shirt of a character that is having a coughing fit. A young woman becomes deeply depressed when she fails to receive letters from a man she loves, and asks for a knife to kill herself. A small bloody wound is shown. An unmarried couple kisses and caresses. Discussion occurs about an unwed woman who has become pregnant and some mild sexual references are made. One mild profanity is used in the script. Social drinking and smoking is shown.

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The romantic life of other famous English writers are recounted in the movies Shadowlands (C.S. Lewis) and Becoming Jane (Jane Austen). For other period dramas about affairs of the heart, try Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

Canadian Movie Ratings

AB PG For Mature Thematic Material
MB PG Mature Theme.
ON PG Mature Theme.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Bright Star...

Release Date: 26 January 2010

Bright Star releases to DVD with the following bonus extras:
- Deleted Scene.
- Featurettes: Becoming Keats and Fanny, Setting the Scene and An Inspiring Romance.

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