‘R’ Rating Fight Gets Stronger: Enter Mr. Lawyer

Lawyer and former Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo has jumped on board in the fight to give Fahrenheit 9-11 a PG rating instead an ‘R’.

The Article.

So far, the rating is to be reviewed 3 days before the film’s release – which they are currently trying to bump into this week to provide for more time.

If you’re interested: my thoughts.
– From what I hear, there actually *IS* “disturbing images” in the film. Now, how many images and what is ExAcTlY shown, I don’t know. However, there’s always the “red tape”, “give michael Moore a hard time” theory.
– As a result, I’m not too sure if Michael Moore and company are fighting bias, or are simply fighting age-old film rating guidelines that have been there forever. The latter being a bigger waste of time to fight against.
– And simply, Americans already have it easy when it comes to movie ratings, besides NC-17, ANYONE can get into ANY movie as long as they are with the right aged people. In Canada, an ‘R’ rating means “You can’t get in if you’re under 18. Period.” – which is more strict than an NC-17 rating. (On the flipside, a lot of your ‘R’ rated movies are only 14A here.) So in a way, I really don’t think an ‘R’ rating is that bad for the film in the States — although I guess it can be proven that rated ‘R’ movies have smaller attendances.

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