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PG-13| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Lee Hirsch examines five cases of youths who endure vicious persecution at the hands of their peers. Ja'meye, 14, winds up in reform school after pulling a gun on the youths who tormented her for years. Cameras record the abuse suffered by 14-year-old Alex as he's beaten and teased on the bus. Star athlete Kelby, 16, is ostracized and worse after she comes out as lesbian. Most tragic of all, two boys, one 17 and one 12, commit suicide to escape the torture.


Director: Lee Hirsch

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Bully (2011)

Release Date: March 30th, 2012|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • The best social documents on film do more than show you what's wrong in the world – they make it personal. Bully does that with a passion. show more

  • Bully forces audiences to face actions that are unthinkable, inexcusable and excruciatingly sad. It offers no solutions, only the testimony of brave youths. show more

  • The film's power is undercut by its narrow geographic focus, which seems to associate bullying with conservative or working-class areas in red states. The filmmakers could easily have found similar cases involving the children of urban sophisticates. show more

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  • February 20, 2013 nx00000000139769
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    As a victim turned bully as a kid, all I can suggest is for parents to stop letting TV and video games raise you children. Teach them to stand up for themselfs this nation of women behaving boys and boy like girls is disgusting, Unexceptible and detrimental to their upbringing. In other words fight fire with fire. Your kid is being teased buy him/her headphones to block the noise teased on internet tell your kid to stay off the site thats bringing them down. If your kid is so sick from whats going on at home and school that the child commits suicide. Wtf does bullying have to do with that? Depression is a sickness a desease that should be made into a doumentury not ******* that run home and kill themselfs I have no sympathy for cowards and non fighting victims. Defend your honor children and live a goodlife. Bless the kids who hold there own like mine. Try bulling my kids they wil kick your ass!! No soft kids in this house. Sorry for the kids whos parents are sooo busy they don\'t know their own children.

  • August 16, 2012 jenheist5
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    I want to see it or own the DVD, where can I get it?

  • May 15, 2012 jmpinaz
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    I recently saw the movie BULLY. As a victim of bullying and as an educator, this movie was incredible from the beginning. I think everyone needs to see this film and get involved in putting an end to bullying. This is my review of the film... BULLY right away takes its audience to the heart of the problem, showing that when nothing is done about bullying it can end in tragedy. This eye-opening documentary shows how five kids, along with their families, have been victims of bullying during the 2009-2010 school year. From the first scene viewers see how harmful bullying is and as the documentary progresses audiences get a glimpse of what bullying looks like, how it is ignored and how it changes the lives of those effected. BULLY is a must-see film for educators, parents, and students and bullying, needs to be stopped!

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'Bully' Review: Actual Kids Grade the Documentary

Posted by
Sandie Chen on Apr 14th, 2012 10:33AM

"Bully" Director: Lee Hirsch Documentary Rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, disturbing content, and some strong language -- all involving kids (initially rated R for some...

'Bully' Re-Rated PG-13: Has the Movie's Ratings Win Broken the MPAA?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Apr 6th, 2012 3:26PM

Everyone can breathe easy now. After a months-long public battle over the R-rating for "Bully," in which outrage over the standards of the MPAA ratings board overshadowed outrage over the epidemic of...

Swearing In Movies? F**k That

Posted by
on Mar 29th, 2012 4:50PM

Almost everybody swears.I say "almost" only because I know a handful of older folks who replace swear words with classics like "Fiddlesticks!" or "Consarn it!" But when I turned a certain age, even my...

'Bully' Trailer: Documentary Sheds Light On Bullying Epidemic In Schools (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Feb 21st, 2012 12:40PM

"Over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year," read the press notes for "Bully," an award-winning documentary set for release in March, "making it the most common form of violence...

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