Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bully (2001)

3.5 / 5
Tagline: It's 4 a.m... do you know where your kids are?
Directed By: Larry Clark
Written By: Jim Schutze, David McKenna, Roger Pullis
Actors Include: Brad Renfro, Rachel Miner, Bijou Phillips
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Length: 113 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA/France

So this is somewhat based on a true story which is rather unnerving, but at the same time it doesn't play well as a really entertaining film. Why is this? Well even the characters I think that we are supposed to have sympathy for, I have none. See the story is about a guy named Marty who is continually abused by his best friend Bobby (so why not switch friends??). Anyhow he decides to get revenge with a bunch of like minded friends and some didn't even know the guy. It's like a group of really stupid teenagers that commit murder, then foolishly brag around about what they did and of course they get in trouble. It sucks that it happened in real life don't get me wrong, but it just feels like more could have been done with this movie. Still if you want to know a little more about the tale and about how bad teenagers are you will likely want to give this a view.

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