At a point in time when bullying in America has reached epidemic proportions, Emmy-winning director Lee Hirsch invites viewers to spend a year in the lives of students and parents who contend with public torment and humiliation on a daily basis. By following the young victims from the classroom to their living rooms, we are given an intimate glimpse into the effects bullying has on their families and their developing sense of self-worth. Meanwhile, parents, administrators, and other students struggle to find a workable solution to the problem that will never go away unless we all stand up and face it eye to eye.
STARZ / ANCHOR BAY
[Wide Screen, Color]
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Packed with bonus features, including:; The Bully Project at work featurette; Communities in Motion; Deleted scenes and much more!
Disc #1 -- Bully 1. Scene 1 [7:01] 2. Scene 2 [9:14] 3. Scene 3 [5:09] 4. Scene 4 [4:21] 5. Scene 5 [6:56] 6. Scene 6 [7:15] 7. Scene 7 [8:48] 8. Scene 8 [9:07] 9. Scene 9 [6:54] 10. Scene 10 [8:51] 11. Scene 11 [7:54] 12. Scene 12 [7:38] 13. Scene 13 [5:02] 14. Scene 14 [4:05]
Disc #1 -- Bully Play Captions English for the Hearing Impaired Spanish Captions: None Scenes Bonus Deleted Scenes Play All Alex Singing At Home Popularity Scale Kelby's Last Day at School A Day Without Bullies Caine's Story Jake Stands Up The Bully Project at Work Alex After Bully Alex's Character Sketch Alex Raps Kelby's Original Sketch Meryl Streep on Bullying Communities in Motion Sioux City After Bully Good Morning America Kevin Jennings, An Advocate's Perspective We Are Daniel Cui Bully: The Book
I do think that all kids are bullied in some sort of why, but there is no reason for people to bully. And when i saw this movie it made me cry to see all these kids get bullied.
I also know how it feels to be bullied because people bully me. So if anyone out there has kids, please have them watch this it will teach an show them a lot.
More than 1 year ago
I do think that some kids are bullied for no reason, but I don't think that it happened to the kids on this DVD. This DVD turns the bullied kids into saints who can do no wrong. Alex's bullies stated that he said something to them first and that is why they retaliated. The lesbian girl lives in a conservative Christian community that frowns on the gay lifestyle. Instead of just mentioning that she is gay; she dresses and acts like a boy and hugs her girlfriend in front of everyone while complaining that the town is intolerant. These kids don't deserve to be hit or chased by cars, but they are NOT total victims either.
The other thing that I wanted to say is that I think that there is something wrong with these parents. I understand that the 13 year old girl was upset that people were making fun of her, but it is not OK for her to pull a gun out and threaten people on the bus. Personally, I think that she needs to be punished in some way. Then there is the boy who killed himself. Even though there are millions of people who were bullied and did not kill themselves; somehow, it is still the bullies fault that the boy killed himself--not his. With the exception of Alex's parents, all of these parents act like their kids never do anything wrong. They also don't teach their kids to be resiliant and learn to handle life's blows. When these kids run across a problem they run to their teachers or parents instead of trying to solve it themselves. If these kids don't correct their behavior, they may not be able to hold down a job or live independently.
In conclusion, I would not recommend people watch this to gain insights on bullying. This whole DVD is pretty much the kids complaining about bullying and the parents defending their kids and then waiting around for the school to do something about it. It is extremely one sided and biased.