I saw and quite enjoyed The Simpsons movie this weekend. But having just gotten the MPAA rating for The Nines (“Rated R for language, some drug content and sexuality”), I was a little surprised-slash-envious to see the official rating for The Simpsons:
Rated PG-13 for irreverent humor throughout.
I’m fine with PG-13. There is yellow nudity, after all. But “irreverent humor throughout” feels like a marketing quote, not a rating. You could blow that up in 200-pt type on the newspaper ad: “The MPAA says… IRREVERENT HUMOR THROUGHOUT!”