MPAA Gives “Perks of Being a Wallflower” PG-13 Rating


Mar 09, 2012

Posted by Mel

Emma Watson’s upcoming film “Perks of Being a Wallflower,” has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA. The MPAA had previously given the film an R rating, but this has since been changed:

Originally, the Classification and Rating Administration assigned the movie, which stars Emma Watson and Paul Rudd,
an R based on “teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual references.”
The appeals board switched that to PG-13 “for mature thematic material,
drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight -
all involving teens.”

The movie is about
15-year-old high school freshman Charlie, played by Logan Lerman, who is
taken under the wings of two seniors while he copes with his first
love, played by Watson, the suicide of his best friend and his own
mental illness.

You can read the rest of the article here. Many thanks to Dana for the tip!

10 Responses to MPAA Gives “Perks of Being a Wallflower” PG-13 Rating

Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: wahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i was soooooo upset when i saw it was R!!!!! yay i cant wait to see it now! o and im first!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I didnt know they gave Perks an R rating, but I'm gald to hear they took it down to PG-13. Now everyone will be able to see it. Cant wait myself. =)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH IT! Emma Watson AND Logan Lerman! Agh, this would be amazing! PG-13 seems reasonable, WAY more reasonable than R. (:Avatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: my second article published in 2 days!!!!! i love you leaky!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagezaucwrkexun says: Sounds good! XDAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Thats much better...Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: It's a much different role from Hermione but I like thatAvatar ImageLivi22 says: I've read the Perks of Being a Wallflower and I wouldn't say that it was an R. And I think that the bits that are that rating can easily be taken out and should be, because it is a very good story wish should be able to be enjoyed by people of a less contained age group. That's just my opinion.Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: YES! Can't wait! I was upset that it was rated R before, but now that it's PG-13, I was wondering, is there just sexual references, or actual sexual content? Does anyone know? Also, when does it come out? I'm SO excited to see Emma's new project! Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Thats sounds good!

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