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Watch: Judi Dench Gets Back into Character as M, Enlists Steve Coogan in Funny or Die Crusade Against 'Philomena' MPAA Rating

By Sarah Salovaara | Indiewire November 12, 2013 at 4:34PM

The Weinsteins are at war with the MPAA again. Their upcoming release, "Philomena," which stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, was recently slapped with an R rating due to the MPAA ruling that it consists of more than one “harsher, sexually-derived word” used as an expletive.
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The Weinsteins are at war with the MPAA again. Their upcoming release, "Philomena," which stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, was recently slapped with an R rating due to the MPAA ruling that it consists of more than one “harsher, sexually-derived word” used as an expletive.

The Weinstein Company argues that based on the film's subject matter, which concerns the unlikely duo of a journalist and ex-nun in the search for her long-lost son, "Philomena" ought to be granted with the more family-friendly PG-13. To support their distributor's crusade, Dench and Coogan appear in a new video for "Funny or Die," that plays on the former's role as "M" in the James Bond series. Watch below.


This article is related to: Video, Philomena, Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Funny or Die, The Weinstein Company