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Motion Picture Association of America
The MPAA is "the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries." Founded in 1922 as the trade association of the American film industry, the MPAA is a voluntary rating system.
G rating General audiences - all ages admitted.
Should be suitable for audiences aged 4 and over. Works aimed at children should be set within a positive moral framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror.
PG rating Parental Guidance suggested - some material may not be suitable for children.
Unaccompanied children of any age may watch. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around 8 or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.
PG-13 rating Parents strongly cautioned - some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Unaccompanied children of any age may watch. Parents should consider whether the content may upset children under 13.
R rating Restricted - under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
NC-17 rating No-one under 17 admitted.
No-one younger than 17 will be admitted to the cinema.
mpaa site The MPAA website contains listings, guidelines and more.
See also Shadows' British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) page.
2003 by Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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