T.S. Spivet - Also Censored in the US
At its core, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's adventure drama The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is a film for children. But it had its difficulties with the British ratings board, nonetheless. They would have given it a "15" classification because the term "motherfucker" is used once. The production studio subsequently changed it to the infamous "melon farmer" and the film received the lower "12" rating.
In the US, notorious producer Harvey Weinstein wanted to make more far-reaching alterations to the film before submitting it to theaters but had no success. But judging from the MPAA rating the film got for its cinema run, one can't help but conclude that the film had to be edited in some other way. Apart from the very vulgar word mentioned above, the film's original version also features terms like "fuck" or "shit" and that is usually problematic when it comes to ratings in the US. The MPAA is very strict in that aspect and has slapped films with a rating that otherwise would not fit the movies' content. That subsequently had an impact on the target audience that was irritated by high classifications of otherwise harmless seeming films.
Obviously, censorship solutions must have been found in the case of T.S. Spivet since it got the child-friendly "PG" rating (for thematic elements, language and some reckless behavior). The rating is so low that the mentioned "language" can't really account for such harsh terms but rather for milder expressions (maybe even for the replacements that were used).
Release: Jun 12, 2015 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Mike Lowrey
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