Today’s MPAA ratings bulletin begins with Demolition from director Jean Marc-ValleÃ© (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild) as rumors surfaced only recently it may follow in the footsteps of his last two films and play the Toronto Film Festival, only this time perhaps as the fest’s opener.
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts and follows a young investment banker (Gyllenhaal) struggling to understand his emotional disconnect following the tragic death of his wife in an auto accident. As he tears apart his life in a distraught effort to see where he went wrong, he becomes obsessed with destruction and develops a unique relationship with a single mother (Watts) who rescues him. The pic is still without a release date.
Next is the Maggie Smith dramedy The Lady in the Van in which Smith plays a transient woman living in her car that’s parked in man’s driveway. They form a bond. It’ll likely be cute and based on its PG-13 rating it will definitely contain at least one, “brief unsettling image”. Whatever could it be?
Finally, it looks like The Weinstein Co. is going to release Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s two-year-old The Young & Prodigious T.S. Spivet some time this year, though to my knowledge no date has yet been announced.
The complete bulletin is directly below.
Big Stone Gap
Rated PG-13 For brief suggestive material.
Rated R For language, some sexual references, drug use and disturbing behavior.
Release Date: TBA 2015
Digging For Fire
Rated R For language including some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity.
The Four Warriors
Rated PG-13 For some violence.
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
Rated PG For thematic elements including some violence and sensual images.
Rated PG-13 For a brief unsettling image.
Release Date: December 11, 2015
Only God Can
Rated PG For thematic elements throughout.
Rated PG-13 For some language and suggestive comments.
Release Date: July 24, 2015
Rated PG-13 For thematic material, brief drug content, sexuality and language.
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Rated R For strong violence, bloody and disturbing images, and language.
Release Date: August 21, 2015
Rated R For language including abusive behavior and some sexual references.
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Walt Before Mickey
Rated PG For period smoking throughout, mild thematic elements and language.
The Young & Prodigious T.S. Spivet
Rated PG For thematic elements, language and some reckless behavior.