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Little Boy - World War Drama Surrenders Rating

PG-13 Deemed too High, Now Goes as Unrated

World war films often show the horrors of said time with a large amount of suffering and violence. Sure, that's true to reality but isn't always necessary for a plot to evolve.

The drama Little Boy is such a film since it tells the story of a young boy who tries to find his father that fights in the war. The MPAA gave the film a PG-13 rating (for some mature thematic material and violence) and by that has already separated it from more gruesome company such as Fury or Saving Private Ryan. But the distributor still wasn't satisfied with that and appealed the rating. Presumably, a PG rating was what they had in mind.

The chances to reduce the rating in an appeal vary in terms of the content that plays a role. Sometimes, the board agrees when the filmmakers present a good argumentation and sometimes cuts are without alternative. In the case of Little Boy, the appeal obviously didn't end to the studio's liking since the new MPAA bulletin mentions that the initial PG-13 rating was surrendered and the film is now distributed as "unrated".

Currently, the theatrical release date for Little Boy is February 27th, 2015. Considering the fact that it doesn't carry an MPAA rating, it's questionable whether it will get a wide release. Thankfully, the eventual DVD and Blu-ray will be easier to pick up.

Release: Dec 25, 2014 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Mike Lowrey

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