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Bright Star

Overall B

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.

Release date September 18, 2009

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use A-

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

Run Time: 119 minutes

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Bright Star
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Bright Star rated PG? Bright Star is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief language and incidental smoking.

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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Bright Star
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG For Mature Thematic Material
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Bright Star is directed by Jane Campoin and stars Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Bright Star movie is January 26, 2010. Here are some details…

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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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.