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This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This_film_is_not_yet_rated Even if you’ve never given a second thought to who bestows ratings on movies or how those ranks are given, Kirby Dick’s enlightening documentary will catch you up in its infectious spin of curiosity. Kirby hires a private detective to uncover the identities of the MPAA’s secret ratings board members, and compares specific content of Hollywood movies against independent films to examine inequities that skew in favor of violence and heterosexual themes. John Waters ("A Dirty Shame"), Matt Stone ("South Park"), Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") and Mary Harron ("American Psycho") are some of the filmmakers who share their candid opinions. The film comes full circle when Kirby sends the movie to the ratings board to be rated before going through their appeals process. This is cinematic activism in motion.

Not Rated. 97 minutes. (B+) (Four Stars)


Posted by Cole Smithey on September 24, 2006 in Documentary | Permalink
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