Director Ryan Murphy wasn't happy with Eat, Pray, Love getting a R rating so he asked the MPAA board to change it without removing anything — and it did. Enjoy the "strong language" and brief male nudity, 13-year-olds! [N.Y. Magazine]
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The MPAA can be so arbitrary - and hypocritical. I love the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated, it really explains the history of the ratings board and all the sketchy goings-on and double standards that surround giving films ratings.