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Video: Judi Dench Sends Steve Coogan to MPAA to Protest 'Philomena' R Rating

November 13, 2013 (4:57 am) GMT
Dench brings back her M persona as she talks to an operative played by her co-star about a mission to make the ratings group change their mind about the restricted rating.
Video: Judi Dench Sends Steve Coogan to MPAA to Protest 'Philomena' R Rating

The Funny Or Die video starring to fight the R rating given by MPAA to her new movie "" has been released in full. The actress reprises her role as James Bond's tough boss M and tasks a.k.a. Agent 002 to get the Motion Picture Association of America to change the rating to PG-13.

"I have an important mission for you. Are you familiar with MPAA or Ooompa?" she asks Coogan. The "Philomena" actor/writer/co-producer naturally confuses it with the little orange guys who worked for "a guy called Wonka." He also misunderstands the objective of the mission, thinking he was hired for a hit on the ratings group.

"Philomena" was rated R for using F-word twice. "I think most reasonable people would think it's completely inappropriate," Coogan said. "Because when I've spoken to audiences after screenings, and I tell them the rating, they all have this intake of breath, of like, what are you talking about? This is clearly not an R-rated film, this is clearly PG-13."

The British drama is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on November 27.



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