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« on: December 18, 2009, 11:43:15 AM »

Man...sometimes I dont get the US.

A movie for young people (or rather, young people at all ages) here in Denmark called Kærlighed ved Første hik (Love at first hiccup, based on a popular teenager novel) is currently being translated and remade for the american audience.

In Denmark, its rated "Suitable for all ages" and the censorship/ratings thing you guys have, have labelled the movie with "R"?? Wow - yes, there's a young couple who alludes to wanting to have sex, and the hero's kid brother buys condoms at one time (comical scene), but appearently thats enough to make the panel say its rated R...

What gives? Are you really so afraid of people talking about sex?

Anyways - I'm rather surprised at this and just wanted to rant, since it seems silly and rather much as if the MPAA is living in the victorian ages instead of current modern day times.

link to article: http://kpn.dk/film/article1923879.ece - you'll have to translate yourself, my company does not allow acces to google translate appearently (Its danish, not Klingon, Ceekay)

I just dont understand what you are afraid off...
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 12:10:23 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on December 18, 2009, 11:43:15 AM

Man...sometimes I dont get the US.
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What gives? Are you really so afraid of people talking about sex?


Yes.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 12:54:55 PM »

See, you forget the US' bizarre moral standard:

Graphic violence = A-OK, show it in prime time!
Teh Bewbies = Oh noes, won't anyone think of the children!
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 12:56:49 PM »

Can one of the mods please edit Raz's initial post in this thread? He uses the 's-e-x' word in it. I'm very uncomfortable now.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 01:42:30 PM »

Heheh, yeah.  Chalk me up as an American who thinks this double standard is pure stupidity. 

Blame it on the war economy.  slywink  Sex starved boys with nothing but testosterone and violent media makes for more recruits.  Tongue  Even though I'm joking, it's sad that it could be true.

I prefer the European outlook on this sort of thing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 04:02:00 PM »

It isn't exactly clear to me from the translated article, but did they totally remake the movie for an American audience or just have it dubbed?  Either way, I'm guessing it had to have actual frontal nudity and/or a lot of swearing, not just a scene buying condoms, to get an 'R' rating. 

Not that I'm justifying the MPAA's ratings, just saying that they aren't quite that strict.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 04:09:55 PM »

we gotta oppress you Danes somehow  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 04:16:58 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2009, 04:02:00 PM

It isn't exactly clear to me from the translated article, but did they totally remake the movie for an American audience or just have it dubbed?  Either way, I'm guessing it had to have actual frontal nudity and/or a lot of swearing, not just a scene buying condoms, to get an 'R' rating. 

Not that I'm justifying the MPAA's ratings, just saying that they aren't quite that strict.

As I understand it, its being totalle remade, so I cant of course say there is NO nudity, but it would be an immense step away from the movie (which is part of a series) as it was originally, and swearing...well, there might be some - danish youth is pretty annoying that way, so they may have decided to let them swear.

Basically, its a teen comedy, ala "Bring it on", just a bit less mature, actually - just fun and misunderstandings and the folly of being a teen that is displayed for a family audience.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 04:28:16 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on December 18, 2009, 04:16:58 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2009, 04:02:00 PM

It isn't exactly clear to me from the translated article, but did they totally remake the movie for an American audience or just have it dubbed?  Either way, I'm guessing it had to have actual frontal nudity and/or a lot of swearing, not just a scene buying condoms, to get an 'R' rating. 

Not that I'm justifying the MPAA's ratings, just saying that they aren't quite that strict.

As I understand it, its being totalle remade, so I cant of course say there is NO nudity, but it would be an immense step away from the movie (which is part of a series) as it was originally, and swearing...well, there might be some - danish youth is pretty annoying that way, so they may have decided to let them swear.

Basically, its a teen comedy, ala "Bring it on", just a bit less mature, actually - just fun and misunderstandings and the folly of being a teen that is displayed for a family audience.

My guess is it went from Teen Comedy to Teen 'Sex' Comedy ala American Pie.  Welcome to America!
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2009, 04:38:59 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on December 18, 2009, 11:43:15 AM

Man...sometimes I dont get the US.

A movie for young people (or rather, young people at all ages) here in Denmark called Kærlighed ved Første hik (Love at first hiccup, based on a popular teenager novel) is currently being translated and remade for the american audience.

In Denmark, its rated "Suitable for all ages" and the censorship/ratings thing you guys have, have labelled the movie with "R"?? Wow - yes, there's a young couple who alludes to wanting to have sex, and the hero's kid brother buys condoms at one time (comical scene), but appearently thats enough to make the panel say its rated R...

What gives? Are you really so afraid of people talking about sex?

Anyways - I'm rather surprised at this and just wanted to rant, since it seems silly and rather much as if the MPAA is living in the victorian ages instead of current modern day times.

link to article: http://kpn.dk/film/article1923879.ece - you'll have to translate yourself, my company does not allow acces to google translate appearently (Its danish, not Klingon, Ceekay)

I just dont understand what you are afraid off...

I am tempted, without any real knowledge, to say that maybe something has been added for the American version.....also ratings are the absolute last thing applied to a movie so unless this movie has been completed (not released because they can go back and change it to try and change the rating) it could not have been rated yet.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2009, 05:18:53 PM »


Quote from: Malificent on December 18, 2009, 12:10:23 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 18, 2009, 11:43:15 AM

Man...sometimes I dont get the US.
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What gives? Are you really so afraid of people talking about sex?


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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2009, 09:19:46 PM »

simple:  in denmark "teen comedy" = porn

You guys are friggin' animals.  they spank you at the hospital at birth, hand you a bottle of spanish fly and a pack of condoms, then send you to the red light district.  seriously, we gotta put SOMETHING between your filth and ourselves. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2009, 06:41:50 PM »

Also, R rated teen comedies probably do BETTER here because teens go to them expecting the material that wouldn't make it into a PG -13 movie.  When I was in high school none of the other guys would go to a PG-13 movie unless it was some big blockbuster because that was 'kids stuff'. 
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