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The Wolf Of Wall Street Tangles With The MPAA
But avoids an NC-17

28 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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You might think that, given his standing in the cinematic community, Martin Scorsese would be able to escape the censor’s scissors. But US ratings board the Motion Picture Association of America cares naught for the man who made Taxi Driver and GoodFellas, and the director has had to make some small trims to his latest, The Wolf Of Wall Street, to avoid a box office-bothering NC-17 rating

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker snipped a few moments of the film’s drug use and sex in order to get the desired rating for the movie, which is based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir about his wild party days as a stockbroker before the federal authorities came calling.

Still, the edits haven’t stopped the new film, which features Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie and Matthew McConaughey, becoming the longest Scorsese release by a minute, clocking in at 2 hours 59 minutes. Sadly for him, he apparently couldn’t convince Leonardo DiCaprio to pull a Judi Dench and dress up for a viral video like the one The Weinstein Company used to convince the ratings board to lower the certificate for Philomena

The Wolf Of Wall Street howls into our cinemas on January 17.


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