After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend, Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen.Written by
Although the events upon which the film is based take place in 1993, the film itself is deliberately not set in 1993, but in 2001, to avoid any potential problems with anachronisms. See more »
During the scene between Derek and Ms. Connelly, the boom is reflected in the window behind them, moving back and forth. See more »
[on the phone with a customer]
I want you to suck my big dick.
Marty, honey, dinner!
[into the phone]
I want you to lick my balls.
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While this Picture is based upon the book "Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge" written by Jim Schutze, some of the characters and persons have been composited, invented and recreated and a number of incidents have been fictionalized, emphasized and exaggerated for dramatic effect. See more »
The scenes that were cut from the R-rated version include:
A sex scene with Ali (Bijou Phillips) and Donny (Michael Pitt). Ali pours hot wax on Michael's chest. (at 23:15 through 24:37 seconds)
A brief shot of Ali's vagina when you see her panties scrunched up (at 35:56) through 35:59 seconds) There are included in the Region 1 DVD from Lionsgate Entertainment.
Controversial director Larry Clark's based on real-life events "Bully" is sometimes quite hard to watch, but you can't quite stop yourself from watching the misadventures of these messed up children either. This film feels so real, so nitty-gritty, that at times, you may feel like an intruder, watching someone else's life. These children are so far removed from being children, it is hard to think that they actually are just children. After all, the concept of a group of kids killing their so-called friend, well, its hardly child's play now is it? The cast are great. Brad Renfro is top-notch in all his performances, here is no exception. Bijou Phillips is great, Rachel Miner is cunning, Kelli Garner is a lot of fun, Michael Pitt is slightly annoying, but entertaining nonetheless. Nick Stahl is intense, to say the least.
Of course it would be hard to say you condone the actions of these "kids", after all, they murdered. But it makes for gripping drama. The film also reveals the sentencing which the kids received for their parts in the murder, some of which was very surprising. A great film, but you need to be in the mood for a hard-watch.
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