It’s always interesting when an MPAA bulletin includes a re-rate, but most specifically when a film gets a new rating, a new rating reason, but the filmmakers didn’t have to edit the film one bit. In today’s bulletin that film is David Gordon Green‘s Manglehorn starring Al Pacino which was previously rated R for “some sexual material”, but has now won a PG-13 rating on appeal with the reason for the rating given now as “for some sexual content and language, and for accident and surgery images”.
If you’re wondering why all that wasn’t mentioned for the “R” rating, the reason is the MPAA gives reasons for only the portion of the film that earned the film’s rating. So, in the case of Manglehorn it was the “sexual material” that pushed the film over the edge into “R” territory, but now that it’s “PG-13” rating film it’s not only the “sexual content” but the language and, apparently, some gnarly images related to some sort of an accident and surgery scenes.
Also in today’s bulletin is an R-rating for the latest film in the Amityville Horror collection, this one being the delayed Amityville: The Reawakening, which, like the 2005 remake, is rated R. Oh, and yes, that’s not a typo, the film went from Amityville: The Awakening to just Amityville and now it’s Amityville: The Reawakening. Enjoy.
Paramount Insurge’s low budget comedy Drunk Wedding gets an R as does the possible Lily Tomlin Oscar vehicle Grandma and James Ponsoldt‘s Sundance hit The End of the Tour starring Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace.
You can check out the complete bulletin below.
10 Cent Pistol
Rated R For violence, language throughout, some sexual references and drug use.
12 Rounds 3: Lockdown
Rated R For violence throughout and a scene of sexuality/nudity.
The Adventures of Huck Finn
Rated PG For thematic elements, some violence, language and smoking.
Rated R For strong horror violence and for language.
Release Date: TBA 2015
Rated R For violence, language and brief drug use.
Rated R For strong sexual content including crude behavior, language throughout, and some drug use.
Release Date: May 22, 2015
Rated R For language including some sexual references.
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Rated R For language and some drug use.
Release Date: August 21, 2015
Heaven Knows What
Rated R For drug use throughout, pervasive language, disturbing and violent images, sexuality, and graphic nudity.
Rated R For violence, sexual content, language and drug use.
Rated PG-13 (on appeal) For some sexual content and language, and For accident and surgery images.
NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THE ORIGINAL “R” RATING, BULLETIN NO. 2365 (3/18/15) HAS BEEN CHANGED BY THE APPEALS BOARD.
Release Date: TBA 2015
Meet The Patels
Rated PG For thematic elements, brief suggestive images and incidental smoking.
People Places Things
Rated R For language including some sexual references, and brief nudity.
Rated PG For some mild rude humor.
Sleeping With Other People
Rated R For strong sexual content, language including sexual references, and some drug use.
What We Do In The Shadows
Rated R For bloody violent content, some sexual material and language.
The Yes Men Are Revolting
Rated R For some strong language.
NOTE: THE “R” RATING FOR “THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING” (C.A.R.A. CERTIFICATE NO. 49796, BULLETIN NO. 2371 4/29/15) HAS BEEN SURRENDERED. THIS FILM IS UNRATED AS OF 5/4/15.