Depp, Streep join call for lower ‘Bully’ rat­ing

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More Hol­ly­wood heavy­weights are join­ing the call for a lower rat­ing on the teen-fo­cused doc­u­men­tary “Bully.”

The We­in­stein Co., which is re­leas­ing the film March 30, said Tues­day that Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and New Or­leans Saints quar­ter­back Drew Brees have signed on to sup­port the film, the As­so­ci­ated Press re­ports.

Lee Hirsch’s doc­u­men­tary on bul­ly­ing in Amer­i­can schools has been rated R, which re­stricts chil­dren younger than 17 from see­ing it with­out an adult. The Mo­tion Picture As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica, which over­sees movie rat­ings, cited lan­guage as the rea­son for the R rat­ing.

Dis­trib­u­tors ap­pealed the decision, but it was up­held by the MPAA.

That prompted a Michi­gan teenager who was bul­lied in mid­dle school to start an on­line pe­ti­tion call­ing for a lower rat­ing for the film so more

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