It's been a long battle for The Weinstein Co. and their new documentary, 'Bully,' a film that explores the effects of teen bullying. The MPAA slapped the film with an R rating, and the Weinsteins responded by choosing to release the film as unrated. But now kids will be able to see the crucial doc, courtesy of AMC Theaters. Find out how:
Harvey Weinstein grabbed headlines earlier this year when he appealed the MPAA’s decision to tag the ripped-from-the-headlines documentary ‘Bully’ with an R rating. Ever the masterful marketer, Weinstein used the appeal to generate press for his movie. But there’s a much larger story brewing behind that flashy, attention-demanding move.
The MPAA is becoming quite fond of this NC-17 rating as of late; first they uphold the rating on the Weinstein's awareness doc 'Bully,' and now they refuse to overturn their initial rating of the latest William Friedkin film, 'Killer Joe.'
Proving that it takes a bully to beat a bully, the MPAA is refusing to cave on their R-rating for the Weinstein Company's new doc, 'Bully.' The documentary, which sheds a light on the important issue of schoolyard bullying, features "some language," which was just enough to ruffle the feathers of the notoriously difficult ratings board.
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