A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 6.4/10 (323 voted)
Critic's Score: 76/100
Stars: Alex, Ja'Maya, Kelby
This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. BULLY is the first feature documentary film to show how we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground. BULLY opens on the first day of school. For the more than 13 million kids who'll be bullied this year in the United States, it's a day filled with more anxiety and foreboding than excitement. As the sun rises and school busses across the country overflow with backpacks, brass instruments and the rambunctious sounds of raging hormones, this is a ride into the unknown. For a lot of kids, the only thing that's certain is that this year...
Writers: Lee Hirsch, Cynthia Lowen
It's time to take a stand
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Release Date: 3 Jan 2011
Filming Locations: Georgia, USA
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(estimated) Did You Know?
Bully was originally rated R for language. The Weinstein Company appealed for a lower rating, as the R rating would exclude the very audience that is was intended for - high-school teens. The MPAA refused to alter the rating, so the distributor surrendered the original rating and opted for their film to be released 'Unrated' to the theaters.
Quotes: User Review
My concern is, is that you were making someone feel so uncomfortable, that they didn't wanna be in school.
Well done documentary
We saw this at the LA Film festival (we are big festival goers) and
really enjoyed it. In fact, I was surprised there weren't a lot of
reviewers here. There was a packed crowd where I saw it. It's sad that
we really don't address the problem of bullying until the new
millennium but folks should see this or at least show it in schools. We
hear from parents whose kid committed suicide as a result of bullying
and other kids who were bullied and how little is done about this
problem. In this day and age when everyone gets a trophy and everyone
is seemingly pampered, how can kids still have this happen to them? A
well done film with a some brave kids.