A win and PG-13 rating for 'Bully'
The Motion Picture Association of America has finally given in — after a few choice words were removed, of course.
Bully, the documentary that has been a hot topic of late over its R-rating, will be released in theaters on April 13 with a PG-13 rating.
The lowered rating is a win, not just for the Weinstein Company, who produced the film, but also for teens nationwide, who otherwise would have been unable to see the film (without sneaking in).
Bullying is a prevalent issue in schools today and doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime school, especially with the onset of cyberbulling. The Lee Hirsch documentary follows five students who experience horrific bullying on a daily basis.
Now that the rating has been lowered to allow teens 13 and older, no student (of age) has an excuse not to see this documentary. Schools: You should show the film and establish and open dialogue about bullying. Parents: Take your teens to see the film.