This Film is Not Yet Rated

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: January 19, 2007 (limited)
DVD: January 23, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 2.73
based on 10 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Kirby Dick, Darren Aronofsky, Maria Bello, Atom Egoyan, John Waters, Mary Harron, Wayne Kramer, Kimberly Peirce, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone


The documentary asks whether Hollywood movies and independent films are rated equally for comparable content; whether sexual content in gay-themed movies is given harsher ratings penalties than their heterosexual counterparts; whether it makes sense that extreme violence is given an R rating while sexuality is banished to the cutting room floor; whether Hollywood studios receive detailed directions as to how to change an NC-17 film into an R, while independent film producers are left guessing; and finally, whether keeping the raters and the rating process secret leaves the MPAA entirely unaccountable for its decisions.

Director: Kirby Dick
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Eddie Schmidt
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  • 1 star "One-sided and superficial. I was looking forward to an intelligent discussion of the MPAA and its rating system but this was just pointless. It skims over so many topics and movies with so little depth that it doesn't offer anything new or worthwhile. It doesn't help that the film is so one-sided you're left wondering what the other side of the story is."
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