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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | | Documentary | 1 September 2006 (UK)
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Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

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Kirby Dick
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Peirce ... Self - Director of 'Boys Don't Cry'
Jon Lewis Jon Lewis ... Self - Author of 'Hollywood v. Hardcore'
David Ansen ... Self - Film Critic at 'Newsweek'
Martin Garbus Martin Garbus ... Self - First Amendment Attorney and Filmmakers Representative at Appeals
Wayne Kramer ... Self - Director of 'The Cooler'
Paul Dergarabedian Paul Dergarabedian ... Self - Box Office Analyst
Kevin Smith ... Self - Director of 'Clerks' and 'Jersey Girl'
John Waters ... Self - Director of 'A Dirty Shame'
Matt Stone ... Self - Producer of 'South Park' and 'Team America'
Richard Heffner Richard Heffner ... Self - Former Rating Board Chairman
Bingham Ray ... Self - Co-Founder of October Films
Joel Federman Joel Federman ... Self - Author of 'Media Ratings'
Kirby Dick ... Self - Filmmaker and Interviewer
Jay Rosenzweig ... Self - Private Investigator (as Jay)
Paul Huebl Paul Huebl ... Self - Private Investigator (as Paul)
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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 Aronofsky, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone, and Atom Egoyan. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

censorship, uncensored.

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Documentary

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The MPAA announced that starting in March of 2007, it will change their policy and allow filmmakers to cite other film's ratings as comparison. The MPAA will also provide information about the demographics of its board. See more »

Quotes

David L. Robb: The military and the film studios have colluded for more than 50 years. Anytime filmmakers want military assets - ships or tanks or planes - they have to give the Pentagon five copies of their script. And, if there's anything in the script that's negative, the Pentagon wants them to take it out. And so they negotiate, and take out any war crimes or foul language, or drinking. Anything that would make the military look bad. And than, after the agreement is made, the military sends a minder onto ...
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank "everyone at the IFC Center," "all the filmmakers with the balls to be in this film". See more »

Connections

References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Cutie Pie
Written by Arirak Douangpanya, Jennifer Sbragia, Kathleen Foster,
Kimberly Baxter
Performed by All Girl Summer Fun Band
Courtesy of K Punk Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Must See!
4 April 2006 | by dmasurskySee all my reviews

This movie is informative, but also funny and clever and kind of mind-blowing. It's not for the faint of heart because it contains quite a bit of graphic footage to illustrate the point that the ratings board is totally arbitrary (in fact, one former board member says there is absolutely no training or standards -- you come in on your first day and start to rate movies). That may seem not to matter, but it matters quite a bit to the film makers whose films are being rated and several appear in the film and make very strong arguments for why the rating their film received was unfair. There are also interviews with several other people (like a free speech lawyer) who add context to Kirby Dick's expose. This really is a must see for anyone who cares about movies and it's a lot of damn fun too.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

This Film Is Not Yet Rated See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,664, 3 September 2006

Gross USA:

$306,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$347,240
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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