Bully * Larry Clark (2001)

Bobby and Marty are lifelong ‘friends’. Bobby somehow feels superior over his buddy and hits him whenever he likes, insults him in public and makes him do whatever he wants. Not used to anything else, Marty seems to accept the situation. When Marty meets Lisa and Bobby and Marty become part of a larger group of friends, Bobby treating everybody like shit when he feels to, Lisa persuades Marty to take a stand. A loose group of vague acquaintances is gathered to conduct the plan too serious for teenagers. “Bully” portrays the youth like many fear they are: easy with sex, drug-using and dealing, highschool dropout nitwits. The result is a pentrating film with sometimes overdone camera work to make things extra sexy. The youthfull actors have daring parts with nudity and sex scenes. Not without result. Nick Stahl (Bobby) would later have the main role in the “Carnivale” series and Bijou Phillips also had a part in “Almost Famous” a year earlier and most other actors have had many new parts. What the group has come up with proves way too big for their minds and the fact that they hardly knew eachother does not help to keep their secret. “Bully” is based on actual events and shows both the excesses and the vulnerable part of the youth of today.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

  

  

  

Search website

Last blog entries

Again somewhere

It does not happen to me often that I pick a film that I forgot I saw. “Somewhere” did not make a whole lot of impression, apparently it neither did the first time I saw it. A film without a story. We just see a few days of the life of a famous actor screwing [...]

Wicker weekend

Last weekend I saw both Wicker Man films, the 1973 original and the 2006 remake and I just see that I ‘blogged’ about these films before.

[...]

Nicholas Winding weekend

Last weekend I have rewatched both “Drive” (2011) and “Only God Forgives” (2013). The films are very similar, yet very different. Both have Ryan Gosling as poker-faced main character. In both films Goslings character is involved in illegal activities, but does not really seem to want to. Of course, both films are slow and minimalistic. [...]

No blog

A “blog” with one entry every two years, that is quite cool, is it not?

It has been a couple of years since I added “blogs” to the different sections so I could share information other than reviews. Looking back, I am not entirely sure what kind of information I had in mind. I [...]

Fantasy bombast

During two airplaneflights I have killed some time watching to fantasy spectacles. First the lauded “Avatar”, second the first “Hobbit”. I did not expect “Avatar” to be some sort of “Matrix”, but the famous blue characters inhabit some sort of ‘inbetweenworld’ that men can only come using some sort of machine. The film is an [...]