Judi Dench Fights R Rating in M’s Persona – Updated

Judi Dench is not happy about the R rating Philomena received in the U.S. The rating was the result of a couple of utterances of the word fuck. According to Variety,

Harvey Weinstein geared up for a familiar ratings fight, appearing on “CBS This Morning” to announce that he and Philomena star Judi Dench are “in a battle” with the MPAA, since the drama was rated R, unjustly in many observers’ opinions, for using the F-word twice. Mr. W. gave the morning show the first look at a brief video with Dench as her M character from the James Bond series — with the M helping spell out the word “Philomena.” The 23-second spot is a teaser for an upcoming Funny or Die video.

I want to see Philomena, and I want to see the rest of this Funny or Die video! What a tease.

Updated!

Funny or Die has released more of the video. Here you go:

Watch the Trailer

Watch the trailer for Philomena here. It’s a film that looks perfectly wonderful with no violence, gun battles, overt sex or any other taboo you might worry about for younger kids, unless you’ve somehow managed to protect them from ever hearing the F-word uttered.

Updated Again. It worked!

The fight to get the rating lowered in the U.S. to PG-13 was won. Go see this great movie with your kids.

 

Trailer for Philomena

Philomena is a tale about an Irish woman searching for the son she was forced to give up. It stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and will open in late November in theaters.

In a month full of superhero releases, Philomena is one bright spot of a human-sized story about a real woman and her lifelong quest to find her son. If you’ve been thinking of scheduling a movie into your time off for Thanksgiving weekend but don’t want to see Thor or some other violent fantasy hunk bash people, Philomena looks like a wonderful choice.

Philomena poster
Philomena poster

If you go, please share your reactions.