Rating – B+
Saw on DVD
Kirby Dick’s provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films. Dick questions whether certain studios get preferential treatment, exposes the discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence, and reveals the association’s efforts to control culture. Interviewees include John Waters, Darren Aronofsky, Maria Bello, Atom Egoyan, Kevin Smith and more.
Must have really pissed of the MPAA when he did this movie. Interesting how they are more lenient on violence, but sex is cracked down on – this reflects the excessive influence that the religious right has on society. Would be great if we could get movie rating similar to TV ratings – identifies what drove the rating – is it sex, violence, language.