Bridget Jones film - can I take my 13-yr-old to see it?

(22 Posts)
runner2 Sun 02-Oct-16 10:54:01

We want to go as a family but as it's a 15 certificate film my 13-year-old DS is "too young". Is it OK to take him anyway (ie will they let him in) hmm

Pagwatch Sun 02-Oct-16 10:54:59

Don't you like him? Is it a punishment?

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 10:55:48

If they do, the staff member can be sacked.

So no, you can't take her in. When it's on DVD then she can watch it but please don't put some minimum wage worker's job at risk just because you want her to see it.

Soubriquet Sun 02-Oct-16 10:55:51

No. It's a 15. No under 15's allowed

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 10:56:15

Sorry *him

And why would he want to watch it anyway?

JakeBallardswife Sun 02-Oct-16 10:57:33

No, it really is a 15. It's a great adult film.

gabsdot Sun 02-Oct-16 10:57:55

I went to see this with my friend and her 13 year old and I thought it was much too adult for a young teen.

dementedpixie Sun 02-Oct-16 10:57:55

No, they have to be 15 to get it. It is 12A where under 12s can see the film with an adult. There is no equivalent for a 15 film

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 10:58:26

And I say that as someone who used to work in a cinema - colleague asked child/parents how old the child was, they said 15, so staff member let them in. Turned out they were 14, management found out and staff member was sacked

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 10:58:57

Cinema can be fined too I think

wendytorrence Sun 02-Oct-16 10:59:04

They won't let you in.
Took my 14 year old to see deadpool.
2 cinemas refused entry without I D for him.

runner2 Sun 02-Oct-16 11:02:15

OK. Messages received and understood. Thanks smile

wigglewam Fri 07-Oct-16 23:00:09

I went to see it tonight but got turned away by the manager as I had my 5 month old baby with me in a sling. I got told that he wasn't old enough to see it 😂

Trills Fri 07-Oct-16 23:05:26

I saw it last weekend and I am quite surprised that it's a 15. It's very mild.

But it's true that you just won't get in.

Hulababy Fri 07-Oct-16 23:09:13

Our local cinemas are really strict this year. Dd is 14 as are many of her friends. There seems to have been a massive crack down and, despite them all looking older, none of her friends have been admitted into 15 films regardless of who they've been with.

The cinemas can get into a lot of bother if they are caught.

BikeRunSki Fri 07-Oct-16 23:13:29

It is properly 15.

katemess12 Fri 07-Oct-16 23:18:29

My local cinema would probably let him in as they're really lax about that kind of thing. But I do think it's rated appropriately at 15+. I wouldn't have a problem with my 13-year-old seeing it, but it is more of an adult film.

RockinHippy Fri 07-Oct-16 23:55:53

Officially, as above, no'

Unofficially - You can probably get away with it if he looks older than he is & you don't mind paying an adult ticket price for him. You pay for the tickets while he gets snacks, or goes to the loo or something, that way you avoid the staff asking for his ID. If he looks old enough, then its very unlikely they will question it when entering the screen for the actual film, though there is a risk of losing your money if you do get stopped

We did this with taking nearly 14yo DD to see Deadpool & had no problems

Lemoncurd Sat 08-Oct-16 00:03:41

I did consider taking my 13 year old, but on seeing it was relieved I hadn't. She would have been a bit uncomfortable with some of it. Not sure if the ads are all the same beforehand, but the ad for a sex toy before the screening would have been enough to send her running!

Sidge Sat 08-Oct-16 00:10:03

I wouldn't take a 13 year old.

It's a good film IMO but has references to sex, drugs, three-ways, lots of swearing and innuendo.

Hulababy Sat 08-Oct-16 08:03:02

Rockinhippy- that's what some of dd's friends tried with parents recently. But they've been stopped and not allowed in. Some managed to get exchanged tickets for an alternative film, a couple just lost their money.

However, as said before, think our two big cinemas have had a massive clamp down as they are stopping and asking everyone for ID who is in that kind of age range. Even those at 15 aren't getting in without id and these are irks who do look over 15 easily.

jessica29054 Sat 08-Oct-16 08:07:08

Saw Girl on the Train (crap) yesterday and was surprised that there were some obviously younger teens (13) there

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