The MPAA Motion Picture Association of America , chiefly known as the beneficent agency responsible for rating films and fighting film piracy, has never exactly been popular among filmmakers, film critics, filmgoers, or, basically anyone who enjoys film. Its rating system has been criticized as inconsistent, reactionary, pedantic, secretive, and irrelevant. Instead, we will let them stand alone in their utterly insane and idiotic glory. These MPAA descriptions are unintentionally funny for a variety of reasons.
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The Funniest MPAA Ratings Descriptions of All Time
Learn what movie ratings mean and how to use them to choose movies for your children. The current rating system we use was created in response to a previous self-censorship system that was created in , known as the Hays Code, when the MPAA was founded and led by William Hays. The current rating system we have in the United States is voluntary and requires a fee for having material go through the rating process. During the rating process, the rating board considers things like language, sex, violence, drug use and other situations that might concern most parents. The ratings board tries to reflect what they think the majority of other parents would give the film in ratings.
Motion Picture Association of America film rating system
The Motion Picture Association of America MPAA film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a film's suitability for certain audiences based on its content. The MPAA rating system is a voluntary scheme that is not enforced by law; films can be exhibited without a rating, although certain theaters refuse to exhibit non-rated or NC rated films. Non-members of MPAA may also submit films for rating. The MPAA film ratings are as follows: . In , the MPAA ratings were visually redesigned, with the rating displayed on a left panel and the name of the rating shown above it.
You can find their ratings website here if you like to self censor. Now, I will grudgingly admit that for a parent the idea of a rating system does make sense. I would want to know what my child would be seeing, and the MPAA, on a theoretical level, provides that service. However, the MPAA isn't even good at its theoretical job in my opinion, and I'm here to tell you why.