When Louis thinks back to an awkward encounter he had when he was a kid in school with a girl, he decides to find her and call her. When they meet, sexual things go down. But when they go to a diner, they run into a group of high schoolers, and one turns out to be a bully. In order for him to get justice after being humiliated in front of his old friend, he visits the bully's house with bad consequences. Written by
The flashback scenes with young Louie were originally featured in Untitled Louis C.K. HBO Project (2007). The footage was shot on video, transferred to film, and transferred back to video in order to give it a hazy look. HBO allowed Louis C.K. to use the footage for free. See more »
"Bully" was so real you can taste the grit. It was already beyond humbling when Louie is threatened by a high school delinquent, but then his date confesses that watching Louie get schooled by the punk was a turn off despite the fact that she agreed in principle that he did the right thing by avoiding a confrontation. What a shame considering she and Louie appeared to be hitting it off.
It gets juicier when Louie follows the punk home so he can have a chat with the little monster's parents. When the dad starts to coerce an apology out of his son by slapping it out of him, Louie interjects with a plea to stop hitting the kid and by suggesting that the kid is violent because he learned that at home. Louie gets thrown out of the house by the mom, very upset by Louie's rebuke. But then the dad steps outside to have a talk with Louie. Surprisingly, instead of an expected angry confrontation, the dad has a down to earth conversation with Louie confessing how the violence started with his father and so on. Well done! About that part at the beginning with Louie recounting the first talk about sex with his father -- hysterical! Reminds you that this is a comedy.
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