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Old 02-12-10, 12:37 AM   #1
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Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

We all have our favorite reasons the MPAA gives for rating a movie, but I found a new one that I think deserves a little attention:

Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Family Adventure BV 3/5/10 PG fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar

This has to be, by far, the best rating reason ever.
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Old 02-12-10, 12:46 AM   #2
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

"Anatomically incorrect puppet nudity" for Team America. Favorite ever.

lol or "scenes of peril", but I don't recall the film.

Whoops, and Google lead me to a previous thread as well:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...lanations.html
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Old 02-12-10, 05:07 AM   #3
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

Mild peril is the reasoning on all three Ice Age films, I believe.

The winner has, and always will be Twister: Rated PG-13 for an intense depiction of very bad weather.

I always see these and forget to write them down or something, but there are some good ones here and there. Sphere or Contact was rated PG-13 for "science fiction" among other things. I also like how they'll invent a term and then forget about it, like Shaun of the Dead's "Zombie Violence", which I have yet to see on any other zombie movie.
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Old 02-12-10, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

I always remember the girl suffer movie Blue Crush was rated PG13 for "intense sports action, language, and a fight".
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Old 02-12-10, 11:53 AM   #5
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

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I also like how they'll invent a term and then forget about it, like Shaun of the Dead's "Zombie Violence", which I have yet to see on any other zombie movie.
Is it possible that the filmmakers specifically requested that be put in, the matter-of-fact description being a subtle joke? Can that be done? Things like that and Team America make me wonder if it's intentional.
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Old 02-12-10, 12:04 PM   #6
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

There's Something about Mary:

Rated R for strong comic sexual content, language, and a scene of sperm stuck in hair


When did the rating descriptions start getting so funny? I don't remember them always being like this.
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Old 02-12-10, 12:12 PM   #7
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

Look 'em up here:

http://www.mpaa.org/FlmRat_SrchReslts.asp
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Old 02-12-10, 01:40 PM   #8
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

Now our ratings have spoilers in them!
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Old 02-12-10, 01:49 PM   #9
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Now our ratings have spoilers in them!
THE SIXTH SENSE:
Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, violent images, and a surprise ending showing that the protagonist is a ghost.

SEVEN:
Rated R for grisly afterviews of horrific and bizarre killings, for strong language, and a disturbing implication of a woman's decapitated head in a box.
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Old 02-12-10, 02:27 PM   #10
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

The Crying Game:

Rated R - The chick's a fucking dude.
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Old 02-12-10, 02:30 PM   #11
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

Iron Man 2:

Rated PG-13 for the scene where Scarlet J. murders Gweneth P.
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Old 02-12-10, 02:36 PM   #12
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

War of the Worlds (2005):

Rated PG-13 for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence, disturbing images, and an "oh that is bullshit!" ending.
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Old 02-12-10, 08:19 PM   #13
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

I like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:
Rated R for pervasive extreme drug use and related bizarre behavior, strong language, and brief nudity.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:48 PM   #14
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

not funny, but always thought it was strange that There Will Be Blood was rated R for "some violence". pretty weak.
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Old 02-12-10, 11:24 PM   #15
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Usually when they rate movies because their is a penis in it. I mean, come on.
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Old 02-13-10, 01:26 AM   #16
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's is baffling.

Rated PG for quirky situations, action and mild language

Quirky situations, really? Better just tag all Burton movies with that.
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Old 02-13-10, 01:39 AM   #17
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

I'm waiting for "Rated NC-17 for constantly and explicitly showcasing the exposed vulvas and anuses of dozens of leading Hollywood actresses between the ages of eighteen and forty."

(I note that "vulvas" is not in my spell checker while "anuses" is.)
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Old 02-13-10, 06:05 AM   #18
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)



Rated PG for mild language and brief video images of violence and sexy dancing

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Old 02-13-10, 06:20 AM   #19
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

The picture before Borat is just a red X to me.
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Old 02-13-10, 06:27 AM   #20
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

Flightplan Rated PG-13 for violence and some intense plot material.

I remember back in the old TDK thread someone said the MPAA would never rate a movie R for featuring disturbing images yet...

Dragon Head Rated R for some violence and disturbing images .
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Old 02-13-10, 10:14 AM   #21
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

batman returns rated PG-13 for dark, brooding violence
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Old 02-13-10, 05:17 PM   #22
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Re: Funniest Reason for Rating (MPAA)

The official reason for Team America is: Rated R for graphic crude and sexual humor, violent images and strong language - all involving puppets.

What's a "thematic element"?
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Old 02-13-10, 09:55 PM   #23
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I liked the rating for XXX: Rated PG-13 for violence, non-stop action sequences, sensuality, drug content and language.

It sounds more like an ad than a rating.
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