MARCH 26: Writer/producer Cynthia Lowen, Jackie Libby, David Libby, Londa Johnson, Alex Libby, Tina Long, David Long, Kelby Johnson and writer/director Lee Hirsch arrive at the premiere of the Weinstein Company's 'Bully' at the Chinese 6 Theatres on March 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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.
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