Get Out and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin
By Chris Kavan - 01/11/17 at 09:26 AM CT
The ratings boards must still be recovering from New Y ears as the update this week is on the light side - in fact, just one wide release is receiving a rating. That one is Get Out - a horror film directed by Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele fame) and thus should be amazing. It also might be either comedy/satire and/or both - along with horror. In any case, hopefully that is enough to sate your appetite this week, because that's all you're going to get. Hopefully next week's update brings a little more meat to the table.
So, let's talk about Get Out. As state, Peele is directing the film that follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) as he visits his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams) and her family - which is apparently under a curse. Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener play the parents while Betty Gabriel and Marcus Henderson play an apparent maid and groundkeeper who have been "kept on" - or perhaps can't escape themselves. In any case, it looks like several black citizens have disappeared in this particular area and Chris is going to find out the hard way just what is going on. The trailer gets crazy towards the end - but it is obvious something of a dubious nature is going on. The film obviously also plays up racial tension (interracial relationships, cops, lots of white people) but who knows just how deep a role that will play. Peele is known for comedy but I hope he finds a safe footing in horror as well. Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references.
That's it for the big update this week but don't forget to check out the full MPAA Ratings Bulletin below:
Rated R for language throughout, sexual material, drug content and brief nudity.
AWAKENING THE ZODIAC
Rated R for violence and language.
CEZANNE AND I
Rated R for language, sexual references and nudity.
Rated R for language and horror violence.
EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY
Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and language.
Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references.
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and drug use.
KM-31 SIN RETORNO
Rated R for horror violence and terror.
MOM AND DAD
Rated R for disturbing horror violence, language throughout, some sexual content/nudity and teen drug use.
SPEECH & DEBATE
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving teen sexuality, substance use, and some language.
SWAN PRINCESS: ROYALLY UNDERCOVER