This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

2006, Society  -    -  Playlist 4 Comments
Ratings: 8.47/10 from 144 users.

Documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick launches an incendiary, full-frontal assault on the Motion Picture Association of America’s Classification and Ratings Administration (a.k.a. the MPAA's CARA).

This is the entity that assigns ratings to movies -- the familiar G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 designations.

This secret, unregulated organization wields considerable power over the film industry and operates, the filmmaker asserts, on a highly subjective and prejudicial basis.

Directed by: Kirby Dick

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Sarita La Cubanita
Sarita La Cubanita
8 years ago

We just watched this film. Ever wonder who rates films, and why there are HUGE inconsistencies in the ratings from film to film? Ever wonder why violence, for example, murder and torture against females, gets such a pat in the back by these board raters, while sex gets slapped down with X or NC-17 ratings? Ever wonder who are these censors? Get this film and watch it. Find it somewhere. It exposed everyone, names, etc. Fascinating!

10 years ago

Wow! I've often wondered why "it" or "something" was acceptable in one movie and not another. I mean, how two movies seemingly alike regarding sex/violence/language have different ratings. As a parent/grandparent I've relied, for years, on ratings to help me choose which films may be viewed by my family. Many times I've thought, "this would have been fine" or "they let their kids watch this"? Now I get it!

Shannon Elizabeth Staley
Shannon Elizabeth Staley
12 years ago

Fabulous! Who knew? We are totally NOT.

nando, new orleans
nando, new orleans
15 years ago

A Very informative and interesting doc about the movies rating system, and a must see for any aspiring cinematographer. The MPAA is a BS rating system which limits and/or deters artistic expression. I believe that the actors and writers guilds should do something about this association of censorship, which is not good for filmmakers. Now, with that being said, I don't mean to imply implicitly or explicitly that a child under the age of 17 should be allowed to see any film he or she chooses independent of the content of such film. The film industry needs to come up with a a more reasonable and objective rating system. The current one apparently is not working.

In all honesty I am not sure as to what is wrong the MPPA, or with society at large... It seems that we have become so obsessed with sex and violence,in the sense that anything could potentially become too provocative,perverted,immoral or blasphemous in film, t.v. and the written media for us and our children. This to me is absurd and down right insane.

As a society we need to become more open minded and tolerant, nevertheless within a moderate perspective, because as we all know, any thing in excess is potentially bad.I guess sometimes folks confuse individual ideals/standards with collective ideals and standards and therefore conflicts, misconceptions and factoids come in to play.Parents need to grow up and take more responsibilities for the actions of their children. But of course this will never happen, b/c society is so accustom in finding and using a scape goats to downplay their failures and flaws!!!