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cover: This Film is Not Yet Rated

This Film is Not Yet Rated

Director(s): Kirby Dick

Theatrical Release:

Cast: John Waters, Mary Harron, Darren Aranofsky, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone, Atom Egoyan

Genre(s): Documentary, cinema, media, Dean's List

Countries: USA


Location in store: Documentary > Cinema-related Docs

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Running Time: 98m.

In a rare and refreshing reversal of roles, filmmakers put the powerful Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA for short) under the microscope for inspection in Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick's incisive look at stateside cinema's most notorious non-censoring censors. Compelled by the staggering amount of power that the MPAA ratings board wields, the filmmaker seeks out the true identities of the anonymous elite who control what films make it to the multiplex. He even goes so far as to hire a private investigator to stake out MPAA headquarters and expose Hollywood's best-kept secret. Along the way, Dick speaks with numerous filmmakers whose careers have been affected by the seemingly random and sexual-content obsessed judgments of the MPAA, including John Waters, Mary Harron, Darren Aranofsky, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone, and Atom Egoyan. (allmovie.com)

Member Reviews


8
Think you know everything about Hollywood? by C20005635 - March 17, 2009
For years, I have been disgusted by the rating system being inconsistent and finally there is a documentary to help me understand why.

After watching the film, we watched the deleted scenes and I wished most of them had been included, but as it is, the documentary works.

This exposes the studio power that is wielded on what we see and how we live. Much as I enjoy movies, I find myself drawn more to indies and documentaries, probably because they don't come out of the giant machinery that runs most of the film industry.

I have to admit that I was drawn to this film in particular because I have disliked Jack Valenti for years and thought him a dictator. This film explains his powerful position for so many years as well as the impact he has made on all of us.
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