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Fahrenheit 9/11 Gets R Rating, Moore Not Happy At All

The controversy continues for "Fahrenheit 9/11." Michael Moore's upcoming documentary survived a recent distribution squabble, but now the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has slapped the film with an R rating. An R isn't a kiss of death, but it does limit the audience to moviegoers who are at least 17 years old (or are under 17 but accompanied by a parent or guardian).

As you'd expect, Moore is none too pleased. "It is sadly very possible that many 15- and 16-years-olds will be asked and recruited to serve in Iraq in the next couple of years," Moore writes in a statement. "If they are old enough to be recruited and capable of being in combat and risking their lives, they certainly deserve the right to see what is going on in Iraq."

The Reporter says Lions Gate -- one of the film's three distributors -- is appealing the MPAA's rating decision.

"Fahrenheit 9/11" will be released June 25. For more "Fahrenheit" news visit our spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on June 14, 2004 12:09 PM
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