April 16, 2014

MPAA Gives Jersey Boys Movie an ‘R’ Rating!

April 16th, 2014

Newsflash! BroadwayWorld.com reports that the Motion Picture Association (MPAA) has given JERSEY BOYS and R rating, citing “language throughout” according to a new listing.

In the stage version, the F-word is used repeatedly throughout in the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and in a film only one utterance of the word in a non-sexually intentioned situation is usually allowed per picture according to standard MPAA guidelines.

Click HERE to read the entire article.

In the latest JBB Poll, asking about the rating, nearly 61% of all respondents thought that the JERSEY BOYS movie rating would be PG-13, while 34.5% thought the rating would be R. Truth be told, I thought Eastwood would cut down the F-words & make it a PG-13, but the JBB Tech Half was certain that the rating would be R.

So, what do you guys think of the R-rating on the JB film? Are you surprised?


  1. Too bad about the “R” rating.
    On the one hand I’m glad to see that the movie is not being compromised …cause let’s face it those guys were no angels. But on the other hand an “R” rating will significantly cut down on the number of people who will get to enjoy it.
    I guess we’ll just have to see the movie multiple times to make up for it.
    I plan to!!

    Comment by Maureen — April 17, 2014 @ 9:03 am

  2. WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K? I really wanted to see this, but they rated it “R”, Just like The Rocky Horror Picture Show? (But to be fair, Rocky Horror only has one F word in a song once, and would be rated PG-13 by today’s standards, but I don’t even know if I should see it, because there are FOUR DEATHS, one involving my favorite character. Yes, I know how the whole movie goes because I read the plot online.) Oh well, guess that I have to see the Annie remake where she’s an African American!

    Comment by ShimmeringNight — May 3, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

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