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    Petition: Change Rating for documentary 'Bully' to PG-13

    Hi All,

    This is a WS approved petition to change the rating on a new documentary about bullying from R to PG-13 so that kids can see it, too. The name of the documentary is 'Bully'.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/mpaa...of-an-r-rating

    Here is the trailer for the movie:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1g9RV9OKhg"]Bully Official Trailer #1 - Weinstein Company Movie (2012) HD - YouTube[/ame]

    And a link to an article about Ellen's support and a video from her show where she discusses the documentary:

    http://www.out.com/entertainment/pop...-rating-change

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQZXddNKW2w"]Ellen Discusses 'Bully' - YouTube[/ame]
    Thanks Daisy7 for helping me get this up. : )
    Last edited by daisy7; 03-20-2012 at 04:57 PM. Reason: added embedded videos

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    Signed and posted to FB. Thanks for bringing awareness to this on WS!

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    I also signed and shared on FB. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Susan!

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    I think this good news, the movie had the rating taken off. Hopefully this means they can show it in schools and kids can go to the theater.

    http://www.people.com/people/article...582137,00.html

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    I must confess that I was reluctant to sign the petition that required my name and email address. That said, I saw the Ellen show when she addressed the film and its R rating and urged viewers to request the change so that the target audience would be able to see the movie.

    'Bully' movie to be released unrated on March 30

    The Weinstein Company says it failed, by 1 vote, to get the film PG-13 rating


    Published On: Mar 27 2012 03:55:29 PM EDT

    DETROIT -
    The company behind the widely-talked about "Bully" film announced Tuesday that it planed to release it without a rating.

    Following an appeal to the Motion Picture Association of America, The Weinstein Company said it had failed by one vote to get the film its deserved PG-13 rating. The MPAA had originally rated the movie R.

    The small amount of language in the film thats responsible for the R rating is there because its real. Its what the children who are victims of bullying face on most days," said director Lee Hirsch. "All of our supporters see that, and were grateful for the support weve received across the board. I know the kids will come, so its up to the theaters to let them in.

    The film company said the movie is meant to educate...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/entert...z/-/index.html

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    3 Expletives Removed; Rating Changed

    The Weinstein Company scores PG-13 rating for 'Bully'

    Film company says it removed 3 uses of an expletive to earn rating


    Published On: Apr 06 2012 09:16:31 AM EDT Updated On: Apr 06 2012 09:29:34 AM EDT

    LOS ANGELES -
    The Weinstein Co. said Thursday an edited version of the film "Bully" will be released across the U.S. on April 13 with a PG-13 rating.

    The Motion Picture Association of America initially gave the film an R rating for language, meaning kids under 17 were restricted from seeing it without an accompanying adult...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/entert...z/-/index.html



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