Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bully (2011)

Director: Lee Hirsch. 98 min. Rated PG-13. Documentary.

A film that will hook onto you from the very first minute. The concept of bullying that is so severe at school, victimized children are committing suicide, or taking it out on people through extremely rash actions. How do we solve such a devastation? Two problems: (1) No clear-cut definition for what is called bullying; (2) Is a child who kills himself for being bullied considered ... weak? Solutions aside, this is one of those movies that  kids and parents alike owe it to themselves to watch, even though it's one of the saddest films you'll ever see.

PS: I hope you already know the story of how Harvey Weinstein fought the MPAA to switch the committee's original R-rating judgment on the film to a PG-13, just so kids could watch it. Here's a rundown.

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