Dec 04, 2011
I thought this was a great documentary, i learned a lot about the way that the MPAA is corrupted by the views of a few uptight parents. recommended
I really enjoyed this too, was interesting, have always been fascinated by ratings, my favourite MPAA story is them slapping the NC17 rating on Jay and Silent Bob for Mewes pretending to have a pube in his teeth, so they cut it out.
What I dont understand is the 'stigma' of the NC17 rating, in the UK films have 18 certificates all the time, no cinema objects to them and people still go. Odd.
It's because Americans are pussies, too many puritanical views about sex, just like in "Eurotrip" the one dude says, that the pilgrims that left fro America were prudes that couldn't handle the frivolous behavior of the rest of Europe
The UK has another rating that goes over 18 certificates... R18 which not only says only people 18 years or older can see the film, but it also says the film can only be shown in specifically licensed theaters and whatnot. It's basically used for porn. The U.S. only has one rating that prevents children under 17 to see the film and it's NC-17... R means you need to be accompanied by an adult. So they don't have a middle ground. I live in NB Canada and we have something similar... 18A means you need to be accompanied by an adult... R means 18 or over... A means an Adult film (porn).
i read something about how each Province has different raings for movies, why is that?
It's a total government thing. I have no idea why it was decided to be Provincial instead of Federal... but I just took a quick at the different ratings and although they were different before it looks like all Provinces (except Quebec) are actually using the same ratings system now except for how they handle Adult movies. G : General Audience - Suitable for all ages. PG : Parental Guidance 14A : 14 Accompaniment 18A : 18 Accompaniment R: Restricted - Restricted to people 18 years of age or older. A: Adult Entertainment (varies on Province)
It's pretty much impossible for a main stream movie to get the same rating as a porno in Canada. I would imagine the US could use rating that is between R and NC-17 too. Also... there's a huge difference on how movies are rated in Canada... a good example is The King's Speech... rated R in the U.S. ... rated PG in Canada. It didn't even get the equivalent of a PG-13!
wow, thats messed up. I actually watched a movie called national lampoon's going the distance(2004) i guess it was rated 18A in Alberta and B.C. but 14 everywhere else, WTF that movie is pretty tame IMO in the adult content. And is that another case of people in Quebec wanting to be different because they think they should be their own country lol no offense to people in Quebec, but i've personally heard that from other Canadians
You might hear that from people from Quebec too lol
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