`Eat Pray` wins appeal for less restrictive rating

Los Angeles: `Eat Pray Love,` the Julia Roberts feature that Sony will release August 13, has successfully appealed the R rating it was originally awarded by the Classification and Ratings Administration of the Motion Picture Association of America.

After director Ryan Murphy and producer Dede Gardner argued their case on behalf of Columbia Pictures before the appeals board, the movie was given a less restrictive PG-13 rating for "brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity."

Based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, "Eat" stars Roberts as a recently divorced woman who embarks on a globe-trotting quest for self-discovery.

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