A History of Movie Ratings

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The wire-thin line that separates movies rated PG and R has been crossed over so many times in both directions that industry observers are questioning whether the rating system carries any validity at all. Just where did this system come from? And who's been trusted with dishing out the ratings anyway? As a movie reviewer for more than thirty years, author Chris Hicks knows a thing or two about Hollywood. His masterful synopsis of CARA, the MPAA, and the mess we're in today will make you think twice before you take a film rating at face value.