The Sweetest Thing unrated DVD

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  1. Blu

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    Why is this DVD unrated? There was practically no female nudity and the language wasn't even that bad! How could this rank as UNRATED???
     
  2. David Lambert

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    [​IMG] You obviously don't understand "marketing". :wink:
     
  3. Blu

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    Guess I'll just pull that hook out of my mouth.....
     
  4. rutger_s

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    Its unrated mainly due to...

    the inclusion of the Penis Song.

    There is the original R-rated cut on DVD that omits that part. There are also extensions at the beginning of the film.
     
  5. Matt Pelham

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    I don't believe the Penis Song
    was unrated material, but it was not present in the R-rated theatrical cut of the movie. When they re-inserted it into the DVD cut, they didn't resubmit the movie to be rated and released it unrated to attract more sales.
     
  6. KimK

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    I think when I first saw a trailer for this movie it was rated PG-13 [​IMG]
     
  7. Scott Weinberg

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    Matt nailed it on the head. It's a deceptive practice, since they just wedge a few extra scenes in. Technically, that version is now 'unrated', though the marketing would lead you to believe it's va-va-va-voom vvvvvrrttt yowza-yowza 'unrated'.

    Forget 'unrated'; try 'unwatchable'. (Oh, me so clever.)
     
  8. Adam_WM

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    Well, I'm watching this tonight with my girlfriend so I hope it's funny.
     
  9. Yumbo

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    the song in the restaurant?

    watching it now...
     
  10. Adam_WM

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    Well, I just finished the Penis Song in the restaurant. That really was not funny. MOnty Python's penis song was SOOOOOO much better. The rest of the movie has been funny so far.


    AFTER MOVIE EDIT: Well, I finished the movie. I'm going to have to give it the thumbs down. My girlfriend liked it, though. Oh well.
     
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    It would seem I'm in the minority as I saw it at the theater twice and rented the unrated version the day of release. Even my girlfriend found the penis song to be funny.
     
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    Well, I spent the whole film worrying about poor Selma Blair. Where does she live these days, Ethiopia? Someone pass her a chicken, or even a chicken bone. Otherwise, the film was been-there-seen-that.
     
  14. David Illingworth II

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    It's not bad, not bad at all. It's certainly a little too gross in some parts, and not as good as Van Wilder.
     
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    I agree. I thought Van Wilder was good ol' mindless fun.
     
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    Any given episode of "Sex and the City" does the exact same thing with more wit and class.
     
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  19. David Lambert

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    I don't recall that one. However, growing up I was VERY into Jason of Star Command, and the show it was spun off from, "Space Academy" (starring Jonathan "Dr. Zakery Smith"/"Lucifer" Harris). I fondly recall Prof. Parsafoot!
     
  20. David Illingworth II

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    Jason Bateman totally made this movie. "Don't be gay in the house of God, give me a slap!"
    IIRC, that priest was also the guy in Liar, Liar who walks in on Jim Carrey kicking his own ass. A pretty memorable cameo there.
    And I too thought the Selma Blair scene was shockingly out of tone and quality. It was like it was from another movie, though the cop at the end had a pretty good quip.
     

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