'Bully' documentary gets PG-13 rating

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Weinstein Co. says the rating for the documentary "Bully" has been lowered from R to PG-13.

The company announced Thursday that an edited version of the film will be released April 13 with a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.

The MPAA originally gave the film an R rating for language and declined to change it when the Weinstein Co. appealed.

An R rating restricts kids under age 17 from seeing the movie without an accompanying adult, so the company released the film March 30 in limited release without a rating.

The Weinstein Co. says three uses of an expletive were removed to earn the PG-13 rating.

"Bully" examines school bullying by following five kids over the course of a school year. It's directed by Lee Hirsch.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment