THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Avoids NC-17 Rating with Edits; Nearly 3-Hour Runtime Confirmed

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The MPAA has had a chance to weigh in on director Martin Scorsese’s latest film, and on first-look they warned the filmmaker that The Wolf of Wall Street was destined for an NC-17 rating.  THR reports that Scorsese “agreed to trim certain scenes of nudity and sex” in order to guarantee an R-rating for the darkly comic drama, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker in the 1990s.  Rumors had been swirling for months that Scorsese’s no-holds-barred film ventured well into NC-17 territory, but it appears that he and Paramount Pictures have made some edits in order to ensure that the pic can be seen by wide audiences.  No doubt excessive violence is still A-OK for the MPAA, just as long as no one’s naked—the horror!

Additionally, THR confirms that the runtime of The Wolf of Wall Street is 2 hours and 59 minutes, which officially makes this Scorsese’s longest film ever, besting Casino by one minute.  Nearly three hours of Scorsese doing dark comedy? Now that’s something to be thankful for.  The film opens nationwide Christmas Day.




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  • Thomas K.

    “No doubt excessive violence is still A-OK for the MPAA, just as long as no one’s naked—the horror!”

    Might be the best written sentence I’ve ever read on the internet. Ever. Gold.

    • Brad

      Really, I thought it was the ONLY sentence written about the MPAA. Cudos, Adam, for successfully parroting other people’s opinions.

      • Redjester

        Still doesn’t make it any less true. Also any position that is by far the minority position in America (thanks religion!), yet also the right and logical one is always awesome and well-worth restating in my book.

  • sense11

    I am beyond excited for this movie,

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  • Liderc

    God this is gonna be good. Leo is the man no matter what anyone says. Scorsese is just the wizard behind the curtain.

  • Jones

    So no DiCaprio naked,, ?

    • Strong Enough

      you would love that wouldn’t you

    • doug r

      Watch the picture and see for yourself.

  • Leo

    Sounds like less has been edited out than previously reported, which is nice

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    • Mostly_Angry

      Twist: She’s a prostitute.

  • The Flobbit

    Wow. You actually have to try HARD to get an NC-17. The MPAA hates that rating and gives it out to as few people as possible.

    Still, I do hope there’s a directors cut…

    • http://onebillionwords.com/ Matthew Trevino

      Was just thinking that regardless of what gets shown in the theaters, we can all probably look forward to an UR version. I would hope, anyway. The MPAA has no right to decide the direction of a film, nor should they have the right to decide for me what I can and can not see.

      I can’t wait for a generation that does not have to deal with their bullshit.

      • Redjester

        I was thinking the same thing. It’s beyond ridiculous that a director or writer should have to edit their vision just to please a hypocritical nonsensical panel like the MPAA.

      • d

        Scorsese doesn’t do director’s cuts so I’m not sure that’ll happen.

  • Mumblix

    Oh, big deal. So they cut down a few stripper party scenes. You’ll see plenty of boobies on The Unrated Version.

  • fuzzy

    I can’t wait for this movie. Leo is the greatest Jon Bernthal from Walking Dead is finally getting some love. I hope when the bluray and DVDs come out that there’s a unrated version cause this movie is gonna be really really good

  • Redjester

    Have to agree with Adam. What kind of backwards, illogical world do we live in where sex and nudity are considered not only “bad”, but faaar worse than over the top blood, guts, gore, and violence?

    Yet another reason to despise religion.

    • Fart Vader

      You’re a moron.

      Sex and nudity in films are generally real. Real people are paid to disrobe and simulate sexual activity. It’s often demeaning.

      Violence in movies is fake.

      The amusing thing is that brain dead atheist liberals such as yourself cannot discern the difference between reality and fantasy.

      In conclusion, fuck you.

      • Redjester

        I’m the progressive who believes in evolution and the big bang over traditionalism and religion, and you call me the brain dead one?

        Regarding fake violence. Violence (even that of the fake variety) incites violence. The numbers are simply too one-sided for this to be a fallacy. And you still haven’t answered what’s so inherently wrong about nudity?

        P.S. The “fuck you” at the end is VERY Christian of you. (sarcasm intended)

      • Fart Vader

        #1 I never said I was a *good* Christian, dick shit.
        #2 A Catholic priest came up with the Big Bang theory, cunt breath.
        #3 There is nothing inherently wrong about nudity, you half-witted waste of a blown load. However, paying people either to have sex or simulate sex is morally problematic and unethical.
        #4 There is absolutely no evidence that movie violence begets real violence. You’re a truly ignorant piece of shit.

        Happy Thanksgiving.

      • Redjester

        What a strange little rube you are.

      • Clay

        What a sad, strange little witches brew of hate and self-loathing you are.

        “It’s often demeaning.” No one’s forcing anyone to take their clothes off. It’s disclosed in an actor’s contract long before a single frame of film is shot. Source: I work at Warner Bros.

        “Violence in movies is fake.” No shit, but a serious film simulates reality efficiently enough. If you’ve never winced in a film during a violent act you’re probably a psychopath.

        The message from the MPAA is clear: torture, grisly death, mutilation, and barbarism is acceptable, R-rated material, but a fully naked woman / man makes them cry. What a sad state of priorities with this shadowy, religiously moderated huckster affiliation (watch This Film is Not Yet Rated). I cannot even imagine a worldview in which I’m that ashamed of the human body.

      • Fart Vader

        Oh you are one half-baked sloppy cunt you are.

        So women aren’t pressured into taking their clothes off in exchange for their fleeting and mostly shitty careers?

        Huh, Mr. Warner Brothers?

        There is nothing I despise more than shit sucking dick hearts like yourself.

      • Fart Vader

        Oh you are one half-baked sloppy cunt you are.

        So women aren’t pressured into taking their clothes off in exchange for their fleeting and mostly shitty careers?

        Huh, Mr. Warner Brothers?

        There is nothing I despise more than shit sucking dick hearts like yourself.

  • Faptain America

    Never been a big Scorsese fan. I liked The Departed for Jack Nicholson, and unsurprisingly it won Scorsese the Oscar. His movies always seem like they’re taking too long to get nowhere.
    Taxi Driver: great acting by De Niro, but what’s the ending, a big slaughterfest? Boring. Sorry don’t mean to be a troll but I don’t get it I guess.

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  • Thomas Andersen

    Waiting for the NC-17 version on blu-ray then.

  • Thomas Andersen

    Waiting for the NC-17 version on blu-ray then.

  • moses0507

    Are you serious? 2-hours and 59 minutes!?? That’s WAYYY to long.

    Guaranteed there’s about 30-minutes that aren’t needed, just like Casino.

  • moses0507

    Are you serious? 2-hours and 59 minutes!?? That’s WAYYY to long.

    Guaranteed there’s about 30-minutes that aren’t needed, just like Casino.

  • Goddard

    Lies. Leo’s beauty transcends sexuality and should be enjoyed by both genders.

  • doug r

    I see it more as filmmaker gender fairness to balance out some of the female nudity.

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