Summit Entertainment, the Twilight series’ studio, confirmed today that motion picture censors have rated the movie PG-13, which will keep the doors open for most teens and tweens, without having to drag a parent along.
The fourth and next to last installment of “The Twilight Saga,” focuses on the romance between human and vampire and the consequences it causes for all of those involved, from shape-shifter Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) to the Cullen clan.
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Breaking Dawn, Part 1, Director Bill Condon has said he went as far as he could go to depict the passionate love scenes between Bella Swan (Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Pattinson).
And their on-screen sex has been a big part of the early hype for the movie.
But the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) gave the film a “PG-13,” just like the previous three movies.
The rating takes into account “disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements,” according to the MPAA standard.
Twilight author Stephenie Meyers’ final book, however, didn’t cut any corners on the sex or violence.
But if the movie were a true depiction of the book it almost certainly would have landed an “R” rating for mature audiences.
That would have required the presence of a parent for any teen attending the movie.
“We shot everything — whether it’s the lovemaking or the childbirth — as potent and powerful as it can be,” Condon said in a recent interview.
“It will be interesting to see whether there will be people who think it too disturbing for this universe.”
For the three previous movies, “Twilight,” “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” Edward and Bella have kept their passions under tight control and their relationship chaste.
But in Breaking Dawn, Part I, they will cross into the world of adults, culminating in marriage, and child birth.
Photos of scenes from the marriage, honeymoon and blood curdling birth of Bella’s child have already gone viral.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 will be released on November 18.