Universal isn’t even breaking a sweat. “People don’t get the process,” one exec told me. “The film isn’t even rated yet.” So I can’t believe some bloggers think it’s a big deal that Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno has received a possible NC-17 rating on its first submission to the MPAA. Because it happens all the time. Just ask Kevin Smith, whose Zack and Miri Make A Porno received a possible NC-17 rating until the helmer made changes and the MPAA appeals board reviewed the film a second time and gave it an official R. This was the 3rd time that Smith won an appeal with the MPAA (Clerks and Jersey Girl came first). Jeez, some people need to get a clue about the biz.
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