April 11, 2009

It appears Bruno wasn't the only comedy of late to have issues with the Ratings Board

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter:

Sony's "Year One," the new Jack Black comedy from producer Judd Apatow and director Harold Ramis, has been rated PG-13 after the filmmakers made some cuts to the film.The MPAA's Classification and Rating Appeals Board on Tuesday upheld the R rating originally given to the movie in which Black and Michael Cera play a couple of barely out-of-the-cave men who travel through the ancient world.Apatow and Ramis appeared before the board to argue for a more lenient rating, but the appeals board still opted for the R, which requires moviegoers younger than 17 be accompanied by an adult, because of "some sexual content and language."The filmmakers then made cuts to the film, and as a result, the ratings board has now given it a PG-13 "for crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence."
-Seems only Kevin Smith can successfully win with appeals board these days, but that's another story...now, I wonder what cuts they made...hopefully nothing to damage the film


  1. true story about Kevin Smith...he's 3 for 3 with the appeals process

  2. Fingers crossed it's not one of those Live Free or Die Hard scenarios where the producers will chop a film down in order to earn the mythical PG-13 rating, which will give them a wider audience at the small cost of making the movie suck. I trust Apatow's judgment here for the most part, so I'm optimistic.

  3. It's kind of funny because the description of the PG-13 rating sounds so much more hardcore than the description of the R rating.