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Eighth Graders React to ‘Bully’ documentary (Video)

The film Bully which exposes bullying in its raw form has caught the attention of the world in it’s struggle get a PG-13 rating and dropping its R rating in order have film to be viewed by by youth. Watch below the response of 8th graders after viewing film

CNN reports:

But in the case of “Bully,” Weinstein isn’t just mounting a PR blitz — he’s fighting the good fight. The movie is a sensitive and eye-opening documentary about the epidemic of bullying in American public schools. It’s a film that would do well to be seen by as many teenagers as possible, and Weinstein had wanted to show it in schools. Yet “Bully” received an R rating, all because the F-word is used in it a handful of times. The Weinstein Co. has now decided to release “Bully” unrated. This doesn’t solve the problem, since some theaters refuse to show unrated movies. So the very audience that Bully was made for still might have a hard time getting near it.

The film, which opens nationwide on Friday, originally earned an R rating. When producers lost their appeal to rate the film PG-13, they decided to release it without any rating. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.


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