Bruno Gets Rated R

Universal has just announced that Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat follow-up Bruno has been given an R-Rating by the MPAA for "pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language." . This comes weeks after the initial cut of the movie was branded with the dreaded and unmarketable NC-17 rating.

At the time we were told that the filmmakers were "preparing a new edit to try out for an R and winding up an appeal against this initial MPAA decision", so we're really not sure which route was taken. If I were to guess, I would say that Universal presented the MPAA with a new cut of the movie, which fixed some of the "objectionable" sequences.