#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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.
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Interesting and natural but nowhere near as insightful or socially important as it thinks it is and should have been
Marty and Bobby are friends who work together, drink together, pick up girls together and hustle together. The dynamics of their friendship is not that straightforward though as Bobby is by far the dominant one and thinks nothing of demeaning and bullying Marty and having fun exploiting anyone he sees as below him. While highschool drop out Marty gets Lisa pregnant, Bobby’s future looks good with college and his father’s support ahead of him all this despite raping Lisa’s friend Ali. When enough is enough Bobby’s friends decide to kill him.
I’m not sure what it is about Larry Clark and teenage sex and nudity but he does seem to have made it a career motif sometimes to good effect (Kids) and sometimes in a way that is exploitative and nasty (the horrid Teenage Caveman springs to mind). However with good reviews I figured that perhaps Bully would be able to have the sexual material within a context. The result here is a rather mixed approach where the true story does necessitate the depiction of teen sex and drug use however Clark does push this more than he really needs to with shots of nude girls on the toilet, graphic drug use and one or two “upskirt” shots of girls’ underwear that a gonzo pornographer would have been proud of. Fortunately his subject is good enough to prevent it become shocking for shocking’s sake. The narrative is interesting because of it being true but it didn’t develop the characters well enough to make this as fascinating as it should have been. Instead of doing this for the first half, we instead just see lots of actions (nudity, fighting, drugs) which fills the time but is not the same as writing good characters. The overuse of nudity in this part is excessive and rather tiring and I did start to feel that Clark maybe doesn’t understand his characters but he does know from the reports what they did, so this is what show.
The part of the film that occurs after the murder is much more interesting and convincing and this helps cover the weaknesses of the first part. For all Clark’s excesses in his films he does know how to draw good performances from his young casts. Stahl is impressive in the lead and does the best he can with his character producing some nice contradictions within this boy shame that Clark isn’t that interested in this. Renfro is not quite as convincing a person although he does work well as the slightly weak-willed loser. Phillips is better while Miner is a straightforward character with both of them I felt a bit uncomfortable watching them be naked so often as they were. The rest of the cast are all as realistic and natural and, although they come over as stoned out losers and the dregs of youth culture but then that was the point I suppose.
Overall then an impacting film but nowhere near as insightful or as important as it should have been. Instead of delving into the subject, Clark is happy to just show us how they lived with lots of sex and drug use, which was necessary to a point but shouldn’t have been allowed to be as much of the show as it was. Worth a look for those used to Clark’s approach but not as good as it should have been.
so many other comments say the film is “astonishing” but what is astonishing to me is the fact that the people who actually liked Bully can utilize a keyboard. the movie was boring, true event or not. the characters were all stereo-typical and appeared to be mildly retarded. the plot follows these pseudo mongoloids as they plan to kill a main characters boyfriend, who is, as the title implies, a bully. they even go to a hit man for help, though he is neither a hit man, nor of any help at all. there is a lot of warning of drug use and sex in the movie, but neither one of those usually entertaining to watch subjects helps this movie at all. the closest the movie comes to being at all entertaining is Michael Pitt’s character, who kind of floats through the movie having no idea whats going on.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min), 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (unrated)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Larry Clark
Writer Jim Schutze (book), David McKenna (screenplay), Roger Pullis (screenplay)
Actors Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Nick Stahl
Country USA, France, UK
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Lions Gate Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA, Continental Film Laboratories, Miami (FL), USA
Film Length 3,092 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm