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    • This Film Is Not Yet Rated

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      A documentary on the Motion Picture Association of America’s rating system, this film talks on the different inconsistencies seen by filmmakers when it comes to ratings and feedback of films showin in Hollywood and its independent cinema in subjects like sexual content, homosexual relations, homosexual depictions and violence.

      The documentary is also a discovery into the kind of demographics ratings board members have and how much of this influences how they view the movies they are supposed to be rating.

      The documentary crew went on a sensitive undertaking and had a private investigator, Becky Altringer, talk to the film board’s members. What Kirby Dick has found out matters greatly to the industry, as it seemed the ratings board lacked the skills, knowledge, training and expertise to be sitting on the panel and judging each film.

      Released in 2006, “This Film Is Not Yet Rated” is directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Eddie Schmidt. It was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival, to a great reception.

      While critics were generally partial to the film, there were some who said that the documenatary was not researched thoroughly. Judge for yourself and watch if this does earn its merits.

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      Published on October 29, 2008 · Filed under: Lifestyle, Society
    • Joe

      It's like my generation is waiting for the Baby Boomers to die so we can finally kill censorship once and for all.

    • Joe

      Also, the Federal Reserve operates in secrecy. In fact, more secrecy than the MPAA and the CIA.

    • Joe

      As bad as the MPA is soon this will all be a moot point. Soon all electronic media be the internet. So fuck these future unemployed assholes.

    • Tanner

      This is amazing. So many good points, and incredibly entertaining from beginning to end. I learned a lot from this film and I highly recommend it.

    • Usian

      I second that!

    • Kyle

      Agreed with the entire movie – what right do these assholes have to come and tell us what we can and can’t watch? Fine, make sure the kids under 18 don’t engage in the watching of sexual acts – god forbid they don’t already watch porn on the internet – but don’t limit movies that are rated above an R simply because they contain views from the director on certain sexual aspects. If one day I do have kids, I’m sure as hell not going to let them watch movies like The Expendables when they’re 9 years old, but if my kid is 17, and wants me to chaperone he and his friends to a movie containing explicit sexual content, I’d do it.

      There’s a certain point where parents just have to stop and think about WHY they’re not letting their children watch movies. ‘Oh, but my family is extremely Christian and it’s against our religion’, well, the United States of America was founded on the priciples of having a CHOICE to believe in what you want. It should not be up to such an incredibly small group of people to limit what people can and can’t watch.

    • thomas herrera jr

      This movie was extremely painful to watch. Whatever message it hoped to get across was lost in the swamp of fallacies and rhetoric it employed. Any person with a high school education should be able to see that this movie is made in such a way as to manipulate the viewer into becoming raging fanatics against the evil MPAA empire. Though butchering its message, the movie ultimate helped to inform me of several inconsistencies found within the MPAA. However, any interest I had in trying to fight said inconsistencies was killed by this movie’s atrocious, and horribly made, case. I have no qualm with sex of any nature, language, drugs, or violence. But when it comes to manipulation and employing illogical arguments, I find myself rather displeased. If the director wants to make a valuable movie, that actually speaks to the mind, and not the heart, then I would love to listen/see it. Yet this director fails epically in that arena; if he hopes to bring any in High Culture to his side he is going to have to vastly improve his style. A thought would be to make a constructive movie, one that did not focus on fallacious arguments and trying to bring down an opponent by illogical means. A movie that told the whole story, not just little snippets that would be frowned upon. While it is impossible to remove bias from any presentation, it is possible to give fair and equal standing to both sides of an issue. Frankly I do not give a fuck about the directors position on this issue, however, without any fair balance of the sides, it is impossible for me to come to any viable or accurate conclusion. Because I, and any educated person, cannot take this film seriously, all the director has succeeded in doing is wasting my time and ensuring that I lose whatever basic respect that I grant to him as a fellow human being.

    • Sam

      Your argument is completely ridiculous. You keep saying you want both sides to be shown but then basically say “fuck the side that is shown”. Where is the sense in that? The MPAA is biased. That is half the point of this movie. They rate things NC17 for sex but you can be as violent as you want and only get an R. You don’t even need this movie to see that. Frankly, any person who can’t already tell the MPAA is stupid, unneeded, biased, etc. without seeing this movie is either completely ignorant of the world or just stupid.