No doubt we’ll be writing a lot more about this film next
year and you’ll have some time to wait, since it won’t be opening stateside for
quite a while.
But, in the meantime, Amma Asante’s
period drama Belle, starring Gubu Mbatha-Raw got a PG rating this week from the MPAA for “thematic
elements, some language and brief smoking images.”
What those thematic elements are, I have no idea. The
language issue is no doubt extremely mild at best, meaning someone probably gets
called a “bloody bastard,” and, as for the smoking, someone probably takes a couple of puffs on a pipe.
But the PG rating (what would have been a G rating 20
years ago) makes it evident that that the film is likely safe for all ages.
will open the film in the U.S. on May 2nd; and it opens a month later in the U.K.