Jack Black and Michael Cera’s comedy “Year One” is so funny, so gosh darn hilarious, that it has to be Rated R. Or as the MPAA puts it, “Year One” is Rated R for “some sexual content and language”, which is something you’d like to see in, say, “Powder Blue” with Jessica Biel, but not so much in a goofy comedy with an overweight Jack Black. But hey, the movie does have Olivia Wilde from House, so maybe that R-rating will be put to good use after all. One can only hope.
THR reports that the R-rating for “Year One” is the final decision by the MPAA after the film’s producer Judd Apatow and its director and co-writer Harold Ramis appealed the initial ruling. If you haven’t seen the trailer for the film yet, check it out below. I don’t see anything in there that would lead me to believe this thing was R-rated, but maybe they’re hiding the good stuff.
Starring Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, June Diane Raphael, David Cross, Juno Temple, Oliver Platt, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Hank Azaria, Gabriel Sunday, and directed by Harold Ramis.
The apparently very raunchy comedy lands in theaters June 19.