Belle

No doubt we’ll be writing a lot more about this film next year and you'll have some time to wait, since it won’t be opening stateside for quite a while.

But, in the meantime, Amma Asante’s period drama Belle, starring Gubu Mbatha-Raw got a PG rating this week from the MPAA for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images.

What those thematic elements are, I have no idea. The language issue is no doubt extremely mild at best, meaning someone probably gets called a “bloody bastard, and, as for the smoking, someone probably takes a couple of puffs on a pipe.

But the PG rating (what would have been a G rating 20 years ago) makes it evident that that the film is likely safe for all ages.

Fox Searchlight will open the film in the U.S. on May 2nd; and it opens a month later in the U.K.