The Motion Picture Association of America previously handed out an R rating for the 20th Century Fox action-comedy This Means War. As is their right, Fox appealed the decision, although the Appeals Board stuck with the R rating. Here is the statement from the MPAA below.
"The Classification and Rating Appeals Board today upheld the R rating given to the movie This Means War. The Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) had assigned the movie the R rating for "some sexual content." In the appeal brought by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, the Appeals Board heard statements on behalf of This Means War from Ted Gagliano, President, Feature Post Production for Twentieth Century Fox. The Classification and Rating Administration was represented by Chairman Joan Graves."
We reported earlier this month that Fox made the unorthodox move to release This Means War on Tuesday, February 14. Reese Witherspoon stars in This Means War as a woman torn between two men (Tom Hardy and Chris Pine), who both happen to be spies. So much for the kids getting their PG-13 rated Valentine's Day movie.