'Bruno' will be rated R
Sacha Baron Cohen film dodges NC-17 bullet"Bruno," the new collaboration between director Larry Charles and Sacha Baron Cohen, which Universal will release July 10, has been rated R by the MPAA's rating board.
The movie, in which Baron Cohen plays a gay Austrian fashionista who confronts Americans of various stripes during a cross-country trip, follows in the wake of the R-rated "Borat," which was released in 2006.
There was a brief flurry of media speculation last month that the movie could earn an even more restrictive NC-17 rating. But in reviewing the movie's final cut, the rating board opted for an R-rating, which means that anyone under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
In explaining the R-rating, the board cited the movie's "pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language."