August 19, 2011
In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Ryan Gosling, left, and Emma Stone are shown in a scene from "Crazy, Stupid, Love." PG-13 films are increasingly making use of the F-word as filmmakers work the rules in a world where R-rated comedies full of both male and female trash-talk have become a summertime staple.
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Those extra expletives you’re hearing at the multiplex these days aren’t just echoes. PG-13 movies, officially allowed one nonsexual F-word per script, are making increased use of that allotment — and more — as filmmakers work the rules in a world where R-rated comedies full of both male and female trash talk have become a summertime staple.