Cats confirmed as U certificate, 110 minute running time

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Cats will contain very mild threat, rude humour and language, confirms the BBFC.

Just a week or two ago, Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s musical adaptation of T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical CatsCats – was still not finished. The movie has been in a race against time to meet its release date of 20th December – that’s this Friday – and only today are the first preview screenings taking place of the final cut.

Likewise, Universal has had to get the BBFC to fast-track the classification of the movie in the UK, and on Monday, the film duly got its certificate. The feature is a U certificate in the UK – a rating not even Frozen II could get – and it’s been confirmed that the film will run for 110 minutes. I’d wager ten minutes of that is end credits, too, given the extensive CG work involved in realising the film.

The BBFC notes that the film has “very mild threat, rude humour, language”, so be prepared for all of those things.

The review embargo isn’t up for a few days yet, but expect them to trundle along later this week.

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