'This Means War' cuts jokes, gets PG-13 rating
January 27th, 2012
05:45 PM ET

'This Means War' cuts jokes, gets PG-13 rating

The “This Means War” ratings war is over.

The comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, will open on Valentine’s Day with its desired PG-13 rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

THR reports that, after receiving an R rating from the Classification and Rating Administration, which administers movie ratings, 20th Century Fox agreed to cut sexual jokes made by Chelsea Handler's character, ensuring a PG-13 rating.

MPAA Ratings Chief Joan Graves defends the system on the administration’s website, stating, “The ratings system exists for one purpose: to inform parents about the content of films. Our ratings reflect how we believe a majority of American parents … would rate a film. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously.”

“This Means War” is about two CIA operatives (Pine and Hardy) who turn on each other when they realize they’re competing for the same woman (Witherspoon).


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  1. Cyber1

    Weak sauce. I'll just have to pass and wait to rent the DVD with the directors cut.

    January 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. @12:05

    I thought u were a troll and u just thought of the firsty line. little slow ain't we

    January 29, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sokman

    I think I was supposed to come up with some witty 'Firsty' line, or is that reserved primarily for the trolls? I'm not sure...

    January 29, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sly Sadie

    I'm a cheap wh0re

    January 28, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ossie

    This ought to be a pretty good movie with all the pretty people in it.

    January 28, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sokman

    Reese is so hot I'd drink her bathwater, but I'd have kept the R rating. It'd probably be a funnier movie

    January 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |

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