BULLY

Youth Exposé or Murder Most Foul

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Release Date: July 13, 2001

Starring: Brad Renfro, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Michael Pitt, Kelli Garner, Daniel Franzese, & Leo Fitzpatrick

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older teenagers & adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 108 minutes

Address Comments To:

Tom Ortenburg & Mark Urman, Co-Presidents
Lions Gate Releasing
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New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 966-4670
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Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(HH, PaPaPa, HoHoHo, LLL, VVV, SSS, NNN, AA, DDD, MMM) Humanistic worldview about the problem of bored, lazy, sexually immoral teenagers who murder a bully who’s also a rapist, plus visit to typically crude homosexual bar for laughs & teenager shows explicit homosexual videos to a female teenager; 253 mostly strong obscenities & 21 mostly strong profanities; strong violence, including depicted brutal rape, implied rape, beatings, children & teenagers play violent video game, & teenagers murder bully who’s also a rapist with knives & a baseball bat; multiple scenes of depicted & implied fornication & rape & other brief sexually immoral content; full female nudity & nearly full male nudity; solid alcohol use by underage drinkers; smoking & drug abuse including marijuana smoking & taking LSD; and, plenty of miscellaneous immorality such as college-bound youth humiliates high-school dropout friend & other people, laziness, older youth calling himself “Hitman” uses younger children to steal for him, implied prostitution & teenager humiliates friend into dancing for older homosexuals & shoot homosexual videos with sex toys to make money, father seems to bully his own child yet seems otherwise uninvolved in his child’s daily life, & other parents also seem permissive & uninvolved in their children’s life.

Summary:

BULLY is a disturbing look at a murder by some bored, lazy, sexually over-active teenagers that took place in a white suburb in Florida. BULLY’s attempt to warn parents about what’s really going on in the lives of many of their white, middle-class, teenage children is a laudable goal, but this well-acted movie nevertheless contains raw and explicit sex, foul language, violence, nudity, and other immoral content.

Review:

BULLY is a disturbing look at a murder by some teenagers that took place in a white suburb in Florida. In the story, Marty, a high school dropout, has been friends with Bobby since they were children. Bobby is often cruel to Marty, however, forcing him to do things he does not want and even bloodying his nose on occasion. When they meet two girls to fornicate, Marty falls in love with one of them, Lisa. Bobby becomes jealous and in one scene kicks Marty out of the bedroom so he can rape Lisa. Lisa decides they should murder Bobby, so she enlists the help of some friends and acquaintances, including another girl whom Bobby raped and beat.

The filmmakers’ stated goal for BULLY is to warn American parents about what’s happening in the lives of many of their white, middle-class, teenage children. This is a laudable goal, but this well-acted movie nevertheless contains raw and explicit sex, foul language, violence, and nudity. Granted, something must be done about the problem of bored, lazy teenagers listening to explicit rap music, fornicating and playing violent video games, but BULLY is not the solution.

In Brief:

BULLY is a disturbing look at a murder by some teenagers that took place in a suburb in Florida. In the story, Marty, a high school dropout, has been friends with Bobby since they were children. Bobby is often cruel to Marty, forcing him to do things he does not want and even bloodying his nose on occasion. When they meet two girls to fornicate, Marty falls in love with one of them, Lisa. Bobby becomes jealous and in one scene kicks Marty out of the bedroom so he can rape Lisa. Lisa decides they should murder Bobby, so she enlists the help of some friends and acquaintances, including another girl whom Bobby raped and beat.

The filmmakers’ stated goal for BULLY is to warn American parents about what’s really happening in the lives of many of their middle-class, teenage children. This is a laudable goal, but this well-acted movie nevertheless contains raw and explicit sex, foul language, violence, nudity, and other immoral content. Granted, something must be done about the problem of bored, lazy teenagers listening to explicit rap music, fornicating and playing violent video games, but BULLY is not the solution