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'Chef', 'Search Party' and 'Whiplash' in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

MPAA Ratings for Chef, Whiplash and Search Party.
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2319

I just walked in the door after seeing Jon Favreau's Chef (which I really enjoyed), so I'm not at all to see the R rating for this little family, road trip comedy as the F-bombs fly quite freely throughout. And I have to tell you, after Iron Man 2 and Cowboys & Aliens, I have to assume there is a lot of negative energy Favreau is working out in this film and the end result is a lot of fun to watch.

Also in today's ratings bulletin is Damien Chazelle's Whiplash, which was just announced this morning as part of the Director's Fortnight selection at the Cannes Film Festival (full lineup here) following its breakout Sundance premiere.

And I hadn't heard of this one until just now, but Universal will release Search Party this September, which is directed and co-written by Old School screenwriter Scot Armstrong and stars the likes of Alison Brie, Krysten Ritter, T.J. Miller and J.B. Smoove.

Today's complete ratings bulletin is directly below.

Appleseed: Alpha
Rated PG-13 For sci-fi action and violence throughout, and a sexual reference.
Axel: The Biggest Little Hero
Rated PG For some scary images, perilous action sequences and mild rude humor.
Rated PG-13 For intense war situations including some bloody images.
Rated R For language, including some suggestive references.
Release Date: May 9, 2014
Decline Of An Empire
Rated R For some violent content and a suggestive reference.
Game Of Assassins
Rated R For bloody violence, disturbing images and language.
The Grand Seduction
Rated PG-13 For some suggestive material and drug references.
Rated PG For thematic elements.
Radio Free Albemuth
Rated R For some language, drug use and brief violence.
Rated R For language throughout, drug use, graphic nudity, and sexual content.
Release Date: September 12, 2014
Teen Lust
Rated R For crude sexual content and language throughout - all involving teens.
Walking With The Enemy
Rated PG-13 For war violence including crimes against humanity.
Rated R For strong language including some sexual references.
Release Date: TBA 2014
Whitey: United States v. James J. Bulger
Rated R For language and some crime scene images.
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  • Austin Gorski

    Didn't expect Chef to be rated R. Now I'm even more interested in it.

    • Truman Leonard

      Favreau did get his start writing movies like Swingers and Made.

  • G-Man

    Bummed that Whiplash doesn't have a release date still. Want to check this one out.

    • andyluvsfilms

      Same here, Whiplash looks amazing.

  • Shane O’Neal

    I feel bad for being amused by Walking With The Enemy's rating. "Crimes against humanity."