Roberts' Film Wins Ratings Appeal

Movie executives at Columbia Pictures are celebrating after winning a film classification battle over JULIA ROBERTS' new movie EAT, PRAY, LOVE.
Officials at America's Classification and Rating Appeals Board have overturned the R rating given to the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's novel and the movie will now hit cinemas with a less restrictive PG-13 rating.
The film was originally handed an R for its strong language, prompting studio heads and director Ryan Murphy to appeal the decision.
And, in a rare turnaround, the appeals board bosses agreed to drop the rating without asking for changes to the film, which will be released in August (10).


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