Interpreting movie ratings, by Wesley Morris

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Sep 21 19:43:52 UTC 2012

Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe is becoming as
inventive as, if not more so than, the New York
Times movie critics.  Cases in point today:

"The Master" [about the leader of a
spiritual/psychological cult whom some see as
modeled on L. Ron Hubbard] -- Rated: R (sexual
content, graphic nudity, language, worship of false idols).

"Step up to the Plate" [about father-son chefs
and their creations] -- Unrated [which often
means the wrong side of R] (shaved and puréed
vegetables; children in kitchens).  [Oh those
perilous knives and white-hot grills!  But
nothing untoward happens with them, I believe.]


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