The Most Hilariously Weird Film Rating Descriptions From the MPAA

by Britt Hayes January 7, 2015 @ 9:35 PM
We just found out that ‘50 Shades of Grey’ has officially been given an R-rating from the MPAA for “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language.” Naturally, this leads to recalling some of the stranger and more amusing MPAA rating explanations over the years, which have ranged from absurdly funny to prudish and a little bizarre. Here, for your browsing pleasure: a list of some of the most hilarious and weird rating descriptions from the MPAA.

AMC Will Allow Minors to See 'Bully' With Parental Permission

by Britt Hayes March 28, 2012 @ 2:42 PM
Weinstein Co.
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:

'Bully' Triggers Trend As More Filmmakers Appeal MPAA Ratings

by Sean O'Connell March 23, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
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.