Wednesday, April 08, 2009

'Year One' slapped with an R rating

Apparently, the biblical humor in "Year One" gets pretty dicey. The major Sony release (June 19) just earned an R rating from the MPAA. Yikes. That's less than great news for The Shreve, because it's going to limit its audience base. As a major release, local industry advocates want to make sure this flick reaches as many people as possible. Why? Chalk it up to the "Benjamin Button" effect. Big movie = more interest in northwest Louisiana as a location.

Reports the Hollywood Reporter, "The film's producer Judd Apatow and its director, co-writer and producer Harold Ramis appeared before the board to argue for a more lenient rating for the comedy that stars Jack Black and Michael Cera as a couple of barely-out-of-the-cave men who travel through the ancient world."

Check out the article here.

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