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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Weinstein Co. loses appeal to MPAA

There is an upcoming documentary called Bully to be released, which I think everyone should see, and The Weinstein Company was complaining earlier this week because the MPAA gave the film an R-rating. The film company claimed that with the rating the people who need to see it most wouldn't be able to and that they didn't want to have to re-edit the film. TWC appealed to the MPAA trying to get the rating lowered to PG-13 and they lost by one vote keeping the R-rating in place. As a result, TWC is now threatening to leave the MPAA. By leaving the MPAA this puts them in a severely sticky spot. The plus side is the film would be released with no official rating. However, without a rating the amount of theaters that will carry the film is limited.

After seeing the trailer I am siding with The Weinstein Company on this one. Fuck the MPAA. They don't realize that this is a film that needs to be seen and to show the root of what is really going on in the schools with these kids the film should remain as raw and honest as possible. I have seen plenty of movies that had a rating it either didn't deserve or shouldn't have had. Why the crackdown with this one?

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