BySophie Atkinson, writer at
Sophie Atkinson

What the f*ck o'clock! All summer long, PG13 blockbusters (I'm looking at you, Pacific Rim, The Lone Ranger) have been chock full of violence and destruction. Which is fine – after all, you don't go to an action movie to watch somebody arrange flowers, y'knows? It also makes sense for the studios financially, since they want the biggest audiences possible for their movies, so they're rated at PG13 so the whole family can go.

Which makes the MPAA’s latest rating decision a trifle bizarre. 's black and white indie drama Nebraska was given an R rating for 'some language' (so, presumably a bit of cursing) and Payne and Paramount Pictures appealed. The R rating has been upheld. This is a little sad, since the small scale drama was never going to have a huge audience in the first place.

It's also just the latest in a string of odd rating decisions from the MPAA - Indiewire cites the sweet indie Prince Avalanche as another example of this, since it also received an R.

Nebraska, which features and as a son and his father on a cross-country road trip is set to screen this November.

Check out the clip below for a taster:



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