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Bully

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bully


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This is a character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America's bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices.
Statement of Responsibility: Weinstein Company and Where We Live Films present, in association with BeCause Foundation, The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, The Fledgling Fund, National Center for Learning Disabilities, The Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention, a film by Lee Hirsch ; executive producer, Cindy Waitt ; produced by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen ; directed by Lee Hirsch
Uniform Title: Bully (Motion picture)
Title: Bully
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Anchor Bay Entertainment,, [2013]
Edition: PG-13 version
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
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Report This Nov 08, 2013
  • re_discover rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The violence in this film is shocking. There is an obvious disconnect between the administration and the students.

Report This Sep 23, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Report This Jul 08, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good documentary about a very big problem. I agree that it doesn't do much in the way of solving the issue, or even offering solutions to the problem, but it at least calls attention to it. Some of the footage is pretty disturbing. Bullying is a serious problem. I hope one day the people in charge of fixing it come up with a solution.

Report This Mar 23, 2013
  • blueskies100 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Just more lip service on bullying and a simplistic, voyeuristic and slanted view. This documentary focuses only on specific groups of bullied children: special needs, transgendered, gay, etc. - all of them appear to be working class families. They do not delve into why the bullying occurs or interview the bullies. Interviews with the administration, the bus drivers, the parents of the bullies are missing. What about the bystanders, nope, hardly anything there either and they have the most power. What about showing programs that work to stop bullying? NOPE! Bullying can happen to ANY kid from ANY walk of life, I would like to see something finally happen about it but this movie is not the answer.

Report This Feb 28, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great documentary that should be used has a tool to discuss with your young ones about what happens or what is being done to them and others in school/school yard/buses. Highly recommend.

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