Depictions of smoking in movies will now be a factor when deciding what a film's rating will be, possibly making a PG-13 movie R-rated, the Motion Picture Association of America said yesterday. The policy affects only new movies.

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If there is cigarette smoking in a movie, should it be rated R?
Depictions of smoking in movies will now be a factor when deciding what a film`s rating will be, possibly making a PG-13 movie R-rated, the Motion Picture Association of America said yesterday. The policy affects only new movies.

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14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/29/07 - 11:53:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. That's retarded.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/29/07 - 11:55:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope, that sounds insane.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/29/07 - 11:56:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, that seems a little extreme. If go that far why not just remove smoking altogether in movies? It's not really needed for story lines anyway.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/30/07 - 12:15:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/29/2007 11:56:59 PM Res wrote:
No, that seems a little extreme. If go that far why not just remove smoking altogether in movies? It's not really needed for story lines anyway.

Maybe not the storyline itself, but it can add an important element to the character who is smoking.

14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/6/07 - 10:24:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
making it R? lets focus on sexual content and language here people.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/6/07 - 10:54:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/29/2007 11:56:59 PM Res wrote:
No, that seems a little extreme. If go that far why not just remove smoking altogether in movies? It's not really needed for story lines anyway.

I think thats the point. Now, people making youth-oriented movies will be forced to drop the smoking in order to keep their movies PG-13 (and they probably would just do this, rather than make movies for kids that kids can't see).
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/10/07 - 2:28:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. Now that I'm legally allowed to see any movie I want, I want people younger than me to suffer as much as possible.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/10/07 - 8:25:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on the movie and what it's about. I don't think that if a movie just shows a person smoking a cigarette should be rated R and only allow adults watch it.

Some kids and teenagers see people smoke around them so it's not like they would never see a person smoke again.

14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/20/07 - 3:51:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
I guess I can see the logic in that but its still stupid.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/20/07 - 4:19:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/29/2007 11:56:59 PM Res wrote:
why not just remove smoking altogether in movies? It's not really needed for story lines anyway.

Um, maybe because that would be censorship...
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/20/07 - 6:31:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
it should be banned altogether, like res suggested. It is immoral and corrupt, all media which portrays such an action should be destroyed.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/20/07 - 7:22:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I see no logic in this.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/22/07 - 11:22:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
What's the point of not letting kids [or even teens, in the case of what wouldve been a PG-13 movie]see people in movies smoking, when they can see tons of random people still doing it in daily life? That just seems stupid to me.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/22/07 - 11:58:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
um.....NO!!!
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/22/07 - 12:11:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/29/2007 11:53:29 PM doyouwash wrote:
No. That's retarded.

Very F*cking retarded. If it becomes that way then drinking etc should become R rated as well.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 7/24/07 - 12:06:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
What kind of mental damage could ANYONE sustain from watching someone smoke a cigarette? The point of the rating systems is so that young, impressionable minds don't take vulgarity, sex and violence in the wrong light.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 7/24/07 - 12:14:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/30/2007 12:15:41 AM chikoori wrote:
On 5/29/2007 11:56:59 PM Res wrote: No, that seems a little extreme. If go that far why not just remove smoking altogether in movies? It's not really needed for story lines anyway. Maybe not the storyline itself, but it can add an important element to the character who is smoking.

Exactly, like Constantine, Dazed & Confused, Sicko, Cheech & Chong, Herold & Kumar, and many others.

14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 8/11/07 - 9:11:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard, I see people smoking everyday, I see advertizments for it at stores like White Hen Pantry, Cumberline Farms, and CVS every time I go in.

If I ever would have wanted to consider lighting up, many people have offered it to me, I don't think that a movie would change my mind.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 9/17/07 - 4:40:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sounds kinda silly, but sure why not.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 8:43:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
How did this retarded question get by?
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/19/07 - 1:30:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/19/2007 8:43:05 AM andybarron wrote:
How did this retarded question get by?

A better question would be 'how did this retarded law come into play'

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/21/07 - 4:51:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
No that'd be dumb
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/21/07 - 6:08:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
I love how in the older movies everyone smoked; now only the seriously scummy bad guys smoke.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/21/07 - 7:41:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not by it self, obviously. However, I can see why they might want to include it as one of many factors.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/21/07 - 8:19:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/21/2007 6:08:11 PM spacepeanut wrote:
I love how in the older movies everyone smoked; now only the seriously scummy bad guys smoke.
Just like real life.

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