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Last month, we told you Summit’s film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower received an R rating in the United States for “teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual references.”

Summit immediately appealed MPAA’s decision last month.

Deadline now reports that the film is rated PG-13 “on appeal for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight – all involving teens.”

The new PG-13 rating will hopefully not isolate anyone who has read the book and also wants to see the movie, which was a problem when the film was rated R.

There is no official release date yet, but it is due out sometime in 2012. Logan Lerman and Nina Dobrev will star alongside Emma Watson.

Are you happy the film is now rated PG-13?  Would you see the movie regardless of the rating?

  • Gleehead123

    First comment Yay!!!

    I’ll probally see it after it comes out on DVD because of ticket prices

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000508407296 Luke Payne

      Actually, a DVD would cost more than a ticket, just sayin’.

      • Emily Z.

        I think they meant like via netflix or redbox.  It would be cheaper that way

      • Gleehead123

        I meant Library

  • hermancantdraw

    I was upset before because both Emma’s new movies were going to be rated R and I would have to wait until they came out on DVD, and even then, being at a boarding school, its not easy to rent movies from your local Blockbuster. Now I am excited because I can catch the movie bus and not have to worry about getting tickets. I am really looking forward to seeing he movie! 

  • Dlmarvin05

    Good, I’m glad. Specific movies have specific target audiences for a reason. Now we just need to get that movie “Bully” down to a Pg-13 and all will be right with the world

  • Trumpeter_72395

    I’d see it no matter what. That book changed my life. “and I swear, in that moment, we were infinite.”

  • CatherineHP

    I wish it was still rated “R”. just because that meant it was probably most faithful to the book. But of course I’m still going to see it. :)

    • Kyndall

       It’s the same movie, no matter the rating. They didn’t change anything in the movie when they moved the rating to “PG-13″

      • http://twitter.com/SlySound Brett H

        Well, they probably made cuts to earn the PG-13 unless they were successful in arguing their case with the MPAA. 

        • glee_hp_hungergames_fan

          They usually say if they had to make cuts, and it doesn’t say that they did.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Faulkner/100000675410575 Eric Faulkner

     I second the fact the Bully needs a lower rating.

  • jordan.d

    I think this is a prime example of why we need a PG-15 rating… there are a lot of movies that are probably not suitible for most younger teens, but would be appropriate for older teens.  Glad it got the PG-13 instead of R.

    • kate

      in australia we have g, pg, m (kind of like your pg-13), MA 15+ and R

      • moonshoespotter1712

        I prefer Australia’s rating (maybe because I’m used to it).

        • GleeHaterExceptForDarrenCriss

          i’m sorry to be off topic but moonshoes potter??!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!

      • glee_hp_hungergames_fan

        That makes much more sense than the mpaa’s system in the US

  • http://121212121212121212121212.tumblr.com/ Audrey

    i just hope that they don’t dull down the mature scenes and topics (because there are a few) because they didn’t want an R-rating.  

  • GinnyWeasley002

    I’m still not going to see it. If it USED to be rated R, and the material in the movie hasn’t changed, then it’s still as good as R. So, no, I’m not going to see it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joey-Mangum/1820064015 Joey Mangum

      What makes you not want to see it because of its rating? Ratings are rubbish! Who gives a shit whether it’s rated “R” or “PG-13″ besides over protective parents?

    • moonshoespotter1712

      So much is rated R though, which isn’t that bad…

    • Kitster_kosh

      If I didn’t know that the rating system was completely messed up with skewed standards, I’d say the same thing.

  • http://twitter.com/xhpfanatic Grace Chen

    yes, I can see it now!

  • Serah

    It’s Sucker Punch all over again. Unlike almost everyone I loved the movie, but the scenes cut to make PG-13 were… well, essential for the plot. So no, I’m not happy and I agree with commenters – USA needs PG-15/16 rating asap.

  • emilyful

    Hopefully it will still be a 15 in the UK

  • http://twitter.com/acjub CK

    In Norway we rate our films like this: Can be watched by all, age 7, age 11, age 15 and age 18.

  • Mrs Rachel_malfoy

    YES! :D

  • Amelia

    I would’ve still seen even if it was rated R. A stupid rating is not gonna stop me from seeing one of my favorite books be on screen. 

  • WeasleyWrock

    I would have seen it no matter what, but I need to get my hands on a copy of the book!

  • Santiarof

    I’m glad because, as strong as the book is, a lot of people under “R” age has read it and would like to see the film. I think this is great!

  • Julie

    This is a prime example of the diminishing morals of this era. How could this possibly be rated as less than R if the drug references & innuendos are left in? Could someone fill me in on what I’m missing?

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