TRUST Will Get an R Rating
According to a report at The Hollywood Reporter, David Scwimmer’s upcoming new film Trust is going to get an R Rating after all.
This news comes despite the fact that Millenium Entertainment tried to appeal the decision, but the MPAA’s Classification and Rating Appeals Board upheld the original rating given earlier this month to the movie for “disturbing material involving the rape of a teen, language, sexual content and some violence.”
Millenium Entertainment had appealed the original ruling hoping to get the rating down to a PG-13, instead of an R. Executive producer Avi Lerner had said in a statement that it was important for the film to be seen by teenagers, especially as a cautionary tale. The Appeals Board heard statements from Lerner and Nu Image’s vp of post-production George Gale.
Schwimmer, who directed the film, reportedly said that he would not modify the film in order to receive a lesser rating and personally I gotta say that I applaud Schwimmer for not changing his vision to meet anyone else’s standards. It’s too bad that teens won’t be able to see it on their own but I also think that a story like this one is something kids should see with their parents. It sounds like it will be a movie that will definitely generate some conversations on the way home, as well it should.
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