Rating for 'It's Complicated' stays at R

Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy stars Meryl Streep

The Classification and Ratings Appeals Board has upheld the R rating given to "It's Complicated" for "some drug content and sexuality."

Directed by Nancy Meyers, the comedy stars Meryl Streep, caught in a love triangle with her ex-husband, played by Alec Baldwin, and a new suitor, played by Steve Martin.

Universal is releasing the film on Christmas Day.

Martin and Universal chairman Adam Fogelson appeared before the appeals board to argue for a less stringent rating. The Classification and Rating Administration was repped at the hearing by its chairman Joan Graves.