The bizarre logic behind MPAA movie ratings

Posted at 6:44 AM, Apr 07, 2016

Did you ever wonder what the line between a PG and PG-13 movie rating is? Or about what it takes for a movie to be rated R?

According to the MPAA — the American group that decides movie ratings — there is a bit of science behind its decisions. Take a look at a brief explanation of MPAA ratings in the video above, including the sometimes bizarre reasons some movies get the ratings they do.

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