JERSEY BOYS Movie Gets An R Rating From MPAA
While the frothy pop hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons dominate the soundscape of the hit jukebox musical JERSEY BOYS, the salty if all-too-accurate language that populates the dialogue scenes has steered the upcoming big screen adaptation into rare cinematic territory - an R-rated movie musical.
The MPAA has given JERSEY BOYS and R rating, citing "language throughout" according to a new listing.
In the stage version, the F-word is used repeatedly throughout in the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and in a film only one utterance of the word in a non-sexually intentioned situation is usually allowed per picture according to standard MPAA guidelines.
Apparently, JERSEY BOYS is a little bit too dirty for a general movie-going audience of all ages according to the MPAA.
Adults only, it is. Let's just hope that Sherry is 17 or over if she wants to go and see JERSEY BOYS! No "baby" allowed.
JERSEY BOYS is set to be released on June 20.
Check out the original listing here.