Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry

DVD - 2000
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Teena Brandon alters her appearance to appear as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. She moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under her new identity. All goes well until her new friends discover her secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2000
Branch Call Number: DVD Boys
791.4372 B793
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Boys do not cry [DVD]

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slarsen
Aug 10, 2015

Relevant, sensitive and important story - I was very impressed with Swank's brilliance acting the "boy". We should not forget or dismiss the danger presented by some small, ignorant, and inflexible people that would rather prove their "manliness" through rape and torture. And, we should feel gratitude to those who shine a light. Sleep tight, Brandon.

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pnaduy
Jul 10, 2015

The sexual discrimination happens in both GLBT and straight people. But it seems GLBT have to stand discrimination more heavy than other people. Obsoblutely, this situation must be prevented. They must be respected because all of above, they are humans. They was born and they did not have any choices of gender.

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jessadam2
Jun 20, 2015

I never really realized how sad this movie was. I never quite realized Chloe' Sat. 6/20/15 1:08p.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Feb 26, 2015

Powerful film about the harassment and ultimate murder of a transsexual teen, based on true events. Hilary Swank delivers probably the best performance of her career.

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crimsonandclover82
Oct 27, 2014

This film gives viewers a vivid look into the life of an impoverished, transgender youth. Intolerance and ignorance and cruelty leads to a tragic end. That this film is based on a true story makes it's message all the more powerful. Stop hate. End violence. One love! One heart!

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babyboy04
Jun 21, 2014

I watched this movie a lot but it still is one of the best true crime movie out there now

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VRMurphy
Sep 23, 2013

It's a very important story, and the acting is absolutely first-rate. Had to settle on Average as a rating, though: I'm not sure whether it's the fault of the script or the directing, but the movie drags and feels repetitive. It's a shame, because watching it became more of a duty than a choice.

brontelit87 Sep 03, 2013

This is a very well made movie. It's one of the most powerful films I've ever seen. The director did a great job. This movie, which is based on a real story, is extremely tragic. Hilary Swank certainly earned her Oscar for her performance! She was heartbreaking. The entire cast was excellent. Be advised that this film contains some very disturbing scenes, though. Highly recommended.

laustcawz Apr 13, 2013

Raun--I'd say Swank did for Teena Brandon what Pacino did for bank robber Sonny (or whatever his actual name was) in "Dog Day Afternoon" (another true story).

viguyy Nov 17, 2012

WHAT A PERFORMANCE!

Hilary Swank's performance is worth seeing this disturbing and very powerful film. Certainly one of the best performances I have ever scene and a very important film.

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Sep 05, 2011

Sexual Content: Nudity and rape.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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