‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, Glazer’s Graphic ‘Under the Skin’ and a PG-13 ‘Philomena’ in Today’s MPAA Ratings

Today’s batch of MPAA ratings brings R-ratings for Wes Anderson‘s next film, The Grand Budapest Hotel and a strong R for Jonathan Glazer‘s Under The Skin, which features a naked Scarlett Johansson, though I’m not sure the description of “graphic nudity” is entirely accurate. The film doesn’t yet have a domestic release date, but it will land in Germany on March 6 and in the UK on March 14.

In less “seedy” news, Akiva Goldsman‘s Winter’s Tale starring Russell CroweColin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay scored a PG-13 and Fox’s 3D animated feature Walking With Dinosaurs gets a PG.

We also have a film changing ratings on appeal as the Weinsteins won their case with the appeals board and the R-rating “for language” for Stephen Frears‘ Philomena has been changed to a PG-13, though the rating now sounds much harsher as it comes with a “for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references”.

It must be a strange thing watching films looking for ways to describe things most of us pay no attention to because I couldn’t do it. In no way do a remember any strong language or sexual references (outside of a couple jokes you’d hear on any primetime television show” and in the grand scheme of things what does “thematic elements” even mean?

Oh well, no sense in trying to figure it all out. Here’s today’s bulletin.

13 Sins

Rated R For violence, bloody images and language.


Rated PG For thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images.

An End To Killing

Rated PG-13 For violence and disturbing images.


Rated PG-13 For violence including a sexual assault, and brief strong language.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Rated R For language, some sexual content and violence.

Release Date: March 7, 2014

Inspired Guns

Rated PG For some violence, language and thematic material.

A Miracle In Spanish Harlem

Rated PG For thematic elements, brief mild language and some disturbing images.

A Perfect Man

Rated R For language, some sexual content and brief drug use.


Rated PG-13 on appeal For some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references.


Release Date: November 22, 2013

Under The Skin

Rated R For graphic nudity, sexual content, some violence and language.

Release Date: TBA 2014

Walking With Dinosaurs

Rated PG For creature action and peril, and mild rude humor.

Release Date: December 20, 2013

Winter’s Tale

Rated PG-13 For violence and some sensuality.

Release Date: February 14, 2014


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