NC-17 rating for Blue Valentine overturned

Christmas has come early for Blue Valentine!!  The Derek Cianfrance directed drama has finally received the gift of an R-Rating, just weeks after the MPAA deemed it NC-17.

The decision, which was unanimous, came today after Harvey Weinstein appeared before the appeals board to speak on the film’s behalf.  The film was originally deemed NC-17 due to “a scene of sexually explicit content”; however after Black Swan was released this week, containing similar content with an R-rating, fuel was added to the fire.

Now with its shining new rating, Blue Valentine will be able to appear in more theaters as the months go by and its chances for Oscar contention has increased tremendously.  Also today, Weinstein appealed the R-rating for The King’s Speech but unfortunately didn’t have the same luck.


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