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This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated

“This Film Is Not Yet Rated”, which was stamped with a NC-17 rating as well as many others, is a documentary that centers on the MPAA rating system. The Motion Picture Association of America is one of the few Top Secret association in the world who decides what film gets the following ratings: G, PG, PG-13, R, and the feared NC-17 rating. If you really have a passion for movies, then this one won’t disappoint. You will have an entirely different perspective on movies.

Film-maker Kirby Dick has backbone to create a documentary based on the powerful MPAA ratings board. This I will give him credit for. His point is made vaguely with wit. Very important documentary for those whose sole purpose is to enjoy the movies the way they were intended. Watch out Michael Moore, Kirby Dick just marked his spot in film-making.

One thing the film hovers around is the fact that many of the most well known directors have been stamped with an NC-17 rating that forced them to take out some scenes that were a really important part of the film in order to make it an R rating. Some of these scenes that were force to be removed actually made the movie. The audience has never seen their favorite films the way they were meant to be seen. The film includes interviews from film critics, authors, and film-makers which include Kevin Smith, John Waters and many more.

This is one of the most interesting documentaries that I have ever seen. Worth renting for the sole purpose of understanding the trouble this association has caused some of our favorite directors stress and agony. Why do these films have to be slapped with a NC-17 rating? Excellent documentary that studies the film institutions worst enemy and delivers a fatal blow on the MPAA.

Engaging and thought provoking. Take the time to really study the effort put forth in this film. Admire the courage that it took to make such a controversial subject as this one. Give it up for Kirby Dick, the film-makers hero and legend.

2 thoughts on “This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated”

  1. I really don’t think there is anything wrong with the ratings system at all. In fact, sometimes I think they let too much slip by. There are things in a PG-13 movie that I would not want my 13 yr old to see or hear.

    The MPAA does not stop a movie from being released. It’s job is to provide ratings so as to give people the ability to make a judgement call on what the movie contains before watching it. I mean, it makes sense. Having to watch a movie to know that it has content that I don’t want to watch is a little too late, don’t you think?

    As responsible parents, we are suppose to regulate what our kids take in. That’s what a responsible parent does. But the MPAA system doesn’t stop a parent from taking their 8 yr old into a R rated movie, although I think it should.

    I haven’t watched this movie, so I cannot comment on it’s content, but I can comment based on the review. If a filmmaker wants to show full on sex scenes in their movie, they are allowed to do so. But there are plenty of people that find that offensive, and would want to know about it before watching the movie. The only reason a film is cut for rating is to generate more audience for the film. If a director feels that the film, in its entirty, is crucial, why not release two versions of it … a R rated version and a NC-17 version. I’m sure it won’t take too much effort to do so.

  2. I agree with you DMX, but the point of the movie is to show that the MPAA is more strict about sexual references than violence. Sex is normal whereas violence is where they should be more strict. There can be as much violence as you want as long as there is no blood for it to be rated PG-13. I find that very disturbing. I have no problem with putting a rating on a film, just do it the right way. Be more strict with violence than sex. That was the point of this documentary.

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