Katy Butler, a 17-year-old Michigan high school student, has gotten more than 185,000 signatures for an online petition to change the rating.
Of course, an R rating doesn't prohibit young people from seeing "Bully," it just means they can't attend on their own. Weinstein, who has four daughters, calls having to see a film with your parents a "kiss of death" for the experience.
"I want to sell 'Bully' like it's cool to see the movie," says the producer. "And then I want these kids to walk out of the movie theater and say, 'Wait, this is wrong.' ... When your children make the decision, it's so much stronger."
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