Reese Witherspoon stars in the romantic comedy, which Columbia releases on Dec. 17
James L. Brooks' romantic comedy "How Do You Know" has been granted a PG-13 rating from the MPAA.
Last week, the MPAA's Classification and Rating Appeals Board (CARA) upheld the organization's initial R-rating, which was given for language.
The film's producers then agreed to alter one curse word (the F-word, which will now be half-uttered in one instance), although the decision does not threaten to compromise the vision or integrity of the picture.
Brooks' last two films — "Spanglish" and "As Good As It Gets" — were both rated PG-13, and now that "How Do You Know" will have access to a younger audience, its box office potential is a lot closer to the latter movie than the former film.