American Comedy Films – Page 2

2000s to 2020s American comedy movies that have been cut or banned in Australia.

Crazy Rich Asians

Directed by Jon M. Chu /2018 / USA / IMDb

On 3 July 2018, a 120-minute Digital Cinema Package (DCP) of CRAZY RICH ASIANS passed with an M (Coarse language) rating.

The classification matrix described,
Moderate impact: language
Mild impact: themes, sex
Very mild impact: violence, drug use
None: nudity

A second submission of a 120-minute DCP was rated PG (Mild themes and Coarse language) on July 11.
The classification matrix now described,
Mild impact: themes, language, sex
Very mild impact: violence, drug use
None: nudity

In both cases, Roadshow Films was the applicant.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) - Movie poster 1
Poster – Roadshow – PG-rated

This modified version was released theatrically in Australia.

What was censored?

The word ‘fucking’ was removed to drop the language from ‘moderate impact’ to ‘mild impact’.

At 36:28, in the uncut version, Peik Lin Goh (Awkwafina) says, ‘Yeah, I’ll fucking come to dinner’.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) - Peik Lin Goh (Awkwafina) saying, ‘Yeah, I’ll fucking come to dinner’
Uncut – Audio

Tom S. reports
In the PG version, Roadshow did not overdub the f-word, but instead simply took it out of the sentence. Seeing the cut version in theatres, it certainly was not noticeable.

Uncut for home viewing

In October 2018, Roadshow Entertainment received an M (Coarse language) for a 261-minute DVD and Blu-ray.

The classification matrix was the same as the first M-rating.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) - Blu-ray cover 1
Blu-ray – Roadshow

They were released the following month.

Netflix Australia has only ever streamed the full version.

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