The Weinstein Co won its appeal of the MPAA’s rating for Blue Valentine last year, but the distributor missed this one today. The filmmakers and Harvey Weinstein were looking for a PG-13 rating so they could show the documentary about bullying to middle schools and high schools.
LOS ANGELES — The Classification and Rating Appeals Board today upheld the R rating given to the movie Bully. The Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) had assigned the movie the R rating for “some language.” In the appeal brought by The Weinstein Company, LLC, the Appeals Board heard statements on behalf of Bully from Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman of the Weinstein Company and Alex Libby, one of the boys in the film. The Classification and Rating Administration was represented by Chairman Joan Graves.