Bullying film's rating lowered
Saturday 07 April 2012
The film-maker behind an anti-bullying documentary has won a battle with censors to have the movie's age certificate lowered, allowing children as young as 13 to see it.
Bully, made by director Lee Hirsch and producer Harvey Weinstein, follows five children who have been bullied and its effect their families.
Initially it was given an "R" rating – meaning anyone under 17 had to be accompanied by an adult when watching it – because a serious swear word was used six times. But Hirsch cut a deal with the censors to reduce its use to three times.
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