10 Apr 2009
Earlier this week we told you how the Harold Ramis-directed biblical comedy Year One was wrestling with the MPAA to get its rating down to a more audience-friendly PG-13. Well, today we're hearing that after some cuts, they've succeeded.
The film will now be rated PG-13 for "crude and sexual content throughout, brief strong language and comic violence." You might remember Kevin Smith had some similar issues with the MPAA and Zack and Miri Make a Porno earlier this year. Smith only had to cut a few seconds, or frames, to get his movie-killing NC-17 down to an R, so I wouldn't expect much got chopped out of Year One either. Still, isn't it about time we cut ourselves loose from the MPAA and their ridiculous and completely arbitrary standards?