• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“Bully” is a 2001 American crime drama film directed by , based on the true story of the murder of a young man in Florida by his friends. The movie explores the disturbing and complex relationships between a group of teenagers and the culture of violence that surrounds them.

Marty () is a troubled teenager who is constantly bullied by his friend Bobby () and his girlfriend Lisa (). When Marty begins a relationship with a new girl in town named Lisa (), Bobby becomes jealous and begins to plot revenge against Marty. With the help of Lisa and their friends, Bobby and Lisa hatch a plan to murder Marty, and the group goes to great lengths to cover up the crime.

The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the gritty realism and powerful performances, while others criticized it for its graphic violence and disturbing subject matter. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and received several other award nominations.

Overall, “Bully” is a disturbing and thought-provoking look at the culture of violence and the tragic consequences of teenage bullying. The film is not for the faint of heart, but it offers a powerful message about the need to address the root causes of bullying and the devastating impact it can have on young people's lives.

Directed by
Produced by Don Murphy
Chris Hanley
Fernando Sulichin
Screenplay by Zachary Long
Roger Pullis
Based on Bully
by Jim Schutze
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by Joe Poledouris
Jerome Dillon
Cinematography Steve Gainer
Edited by Andrew Hafitz
Blacklist Films
Gravity Entertainment
Muse Productions
FilmFour Distributors
Distributed by Lions Gate Films
Release date June 15, 2001 (Method Fest) July 14, 2001 (United States) December 12, 2001 (France)
Running time 114 minutes
Countries United States France
Language English
Budget $2.1 million
Box office $1.4 million

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