The Weinstein Company says the rating for the film documentary "Bully" has been lowered from R to PG-13.
The company says an edited version of the film will be released April 13 with a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.
The MPAA originally gave the film an R rating for language and declined to change it when the Weinstein Co. appealed. An R rating restricts kids under age 17 from seeing the movie
without an accompanying adult, so the company released the film March 30 in limited release without a rating.
The Weinstein Co. says three uses of an expletive were removed to earn the PG-13 rating.
"Bully" examines school bullying by following five kids over the course of a school year. former East middle school student Alex Libby is one of the students profiled and part of the movie was filmed in Sioux City. It's directed by Lee Hirsch.
Associated Press contributed to this story