This Film Is Not Yet Rated

2006 NR 1h 30m DVD

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

2006 NR 1h 30m DVD
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Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get preferential treatment and exposes the discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence. Interviewees include John Waters, Darren Aronofsky, Maria Bello, Atom Egoyan and more.
Darren Aronofsky, Maria Bello, Mary Harron, Matt Stone, Kimberly Peirce, John Waters, Kevin Smith, Atom Egoyan
Kirby Dick
Widescreen 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this documentary isn't for kids. It's comprised of frank discussions of sex acts and violence, as well as clips from feature films that were rated R and NC-17. Sexual images (all simulated for fiction films, that is, not porn per se) show intercourse, rear entry sex, three-way sex, and masturbation (including comic images like Jason Biggs' encounter with the apple pie in American Pie and Tracey Ullman's with a water bottle in A Dirty Shame). Clips also include violent images (bloody, explosive, aggressive, as well as a few seconds of the "Columbine cafeteria tapes," which show no violence but allude to the event). Language (in interviews and film clips) includes references to genitals and sexual acts, as well as discussion of the f-word's uses.

Sexual Content

Illustrative clips include sexual acts (homosexual and straight, masturbation, oral sex, etc.), close-ups of women's faces performing "orgasm" in fiction films; close-ups of body parts during sex; verbal descriptions of sex act (including masturbation and oral sex); verbal references to genitals and sex acts ("penis," masturbation," etc.).


Illustrative clips include bloody violence: shootings, explosions, chainsaw attacks, beatings, and stabbings.


Several instances of "f--k" and "s--t."

Social Behavior

Private investigator seeks the identities of Ratings Board members by photographing and following them, as film argues the system is unfair and needs to be exposed.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some cigarette smoking; references to drugs during interviews.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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