According to The Hollywood Reporter, Call it a case of ratings interruptus. ThinkFilm said Friday that it plans to appeal the NC-17 that the MPAA Classification and Ratings Administration has awarded Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies.

The only problem is that, according to the MPAA, the group hasn't officially published the movie's rating yet, and no appeal date has been set. Based on a murder mystery by Rupert Holmes, Truth concerns an investigation into an unsolved murder that marred the career of a '50s stand-up comedy team (Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth). The film includes a menage a trois sex scene involving Bacon, Firth and actress Rachel Blanchard that many observers expect will result in an NC-17, which would make the movie off limits for viewers younger than 18.

Evan Jacobs