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the great bully rating beef of 2012

Bully Finally Has Its PG-13 Rating

The Weinstein Company's documentary Bully has run the full controversy gamut — R-rated, unrated, whispers of a re-cut — and now finally finishes its off-screen drama with an MPAA-sanctioned PG-13 rating in time for its April 13 wide release. The new version contains three small edits, but kept "a controversial scene on a school bus in which three F-words are used against a bullied child," the L.A. Times reports. A petition at Change.org requesting a softening of the rating had notched more half a million signatures, including nearly three dozen members of Congress. Are we all free now to just consider Bully, the film and forget Bully, the rating kerfuffle?

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