More MPAA: a "PG-13" for "Miral"

I suppose this is good news, but after reading this item about how the Weinstein Brothers managed to get the MPAA to change the rating from "R" to "PG-13" on Julian Schnabel's "Miral," a drama about a young Palestinian girl trying to survive the Arab-Israeli conflicts, I'm wondering if some kind of deal was made. Like, we'll give you a break on "Blue Valentine" and "Miral" if you'll concede and tidy up "The King's Speech." Or is the MPAA simply operating with utter, arbitrary inconsistency? Either way, I doubt if artistic expression or standards of decency had much to do with it.

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