The King's Speech will get a PG-13 rating and be re-released in theaters
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Right when the Oscar race started taking off, it was reported that Harvey Weinstein was planning on cutting the now Academy Award winning film THE KING’S SPEECH down so it could be viewed by a larger audience range. Even though the film is rather tame (it is about the royal family afterall) there were a few too many f-bombs in the film which made the MPAA uncomfortable, and landed THE KING’S SPEECH an R-rating. Director Tom Hooper and actors Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth have spoken out against any trimming of the film, but they have lost and it has been cut and will be re-released in theaters very soon. So how much was cut? Well, there were approximately five “prominent” f-bombs in the film and to get the coveted PG-13 rating the Weinsteins had to cut down to…two. Yes, that’s right- the MPAA had a hissy fit over three lousy words. No scenes will be cut, three words will be muted out. As if we needed any other reasons to think that the MPAA is a ridiculous waste of our time. We’ll let you know when the film will be back in theaters.
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