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Boys Don't Cry

7.51 h 58 min1999X-RayR
HD. A young transgender man explores his gender identity and searches for love in rural Nebraska, before falling victim to a brutal hate crime.
Kimberly Peirce
Hilary SwankChloë SevignyPeter Sarsgaard
English [CC]
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Brendan Sexton IIIAlison FollandAlicia GoransonMatt McGrathRob CampbellJeanetta Arnette
Jeff SharpJohn HartJeffrey SharpEva KolodnerChristine Vachon
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4.7 out of 5 stars

2745 global ratings

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DeblynReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A story that needs to be remembered
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I have read the book about this true story and watched it in the theaters when it first came out years ago.
I watched it again the other night and it’s just as brutal and shocking as I remembered. Teena’s story changed our world. It’s a important one to remember. Swank played a awesome role.
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GeoReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
bizarre protagonist, who mooched, lied stole
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who never seemed to learn from mistakes, in her obsession with being a man. Beside that, her concept of man was developed in a back culture of poverty and endless carousing to stop feeling dissatisfied. Maybe this could have been believable if the culture had been so isolated that there was no such thing as movies or tv. It pulled me in only because so peculiar , with lots of tense events. Pretty gruesome. Doubt one could learn anything enlightening from this movie... The movie did little to understand this weird mentally ill person. Her times of tenderness and attraction to Laura were a continuing part of her fantasy, that one knew would lead nowhere, so it seemed more like just escapism, like one might into a type of cocaine high. Very sad the vicious cycle of poverty and ignorance and mental illness. Sad to see people who are not trying to do what we all need to do: accept what we are physically, hormonally genetically, mentally, etc, while still striving to improve and live satisfying lives without harming others... and maybe even contributing so that the world becomes a better place.
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Charlie WeilReviewed in the United States on January 30, 2020
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I thought the film was deeply powerful and cathartic about one young transgendered boy’s transition into becoming a boy. It was powerfully directed, written and shot. The most extraordinary part of this film was the exceptional star makingC Oscar winning performance from Hilary Swank. She encapsulated the role of Brandon Teena that it almost felt as though she had transformed into Brandon. It was an astonishing performance that brought tears to my eyes from the first opening shot of her to the last. I definitely recommend it!
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SixColourzReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021
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Look I’m going to be honest, I’m a trans man that saw this movie at the age of 10. When I saw it back then, I decided not to come out. I was terrified because of what happened here. I finally came out this year. Then I bought this because I couldn’t remember what I was so afraid of. Even as a 31 year old, I can totally feel and understand why I was so afraid. You can’t really call this a good movie because it is a true story. I can say it was done well! Make sure you are in good mental health before you watch this. But definitely watch it!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2020
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This movie is good...

This continent has become a continent of people requiring explanation for wrongs committed, as if it would stop this sickness that modern populations wallow.

One star explanation, would be to write you are all stupid, have been stupid, and most likely, if you don't change, be stupid and supply your stupidity into genes of your offsprings.

The ending after Brandon was shot and killed by the same sick guy, who local authorities enabled by not immediately arresting him, who raped Brandon, the movie ended. It was good to stop it here since it seemed that the producers brains went dead. It was a terrible ending.

Keep honoring your made up heroes. They will rot soon, but not soon enough.
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Kindle Customer cblueReviewed in the United States on September 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I initially did not really like this movie. I don't even know why. After a short while I found that I had to keep watching it and watching it, attentively until the end. I did not have to keep watching to find out what happened. I already knew how it would end, unfortunately. The movie was well done and captured the drama and horrific nature of hate and stupidity.
Katie R.Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
excellent movie,emotional and sensitive.
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You just need to watch it, there are things that everyone can or should understand. I loved the emotional side of the movie as well as how hard i was to see the pain.
The acting is great. Hillary Swank deserved her award!
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Marc M. MahanReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
It is also important to say that this has a great deal to say about how we approach others and ...
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This film is well done. and Hilary Swank deserved the the Oscar she was awarded for it. It is also important to say that this has a great deal to say about how we approach others and ourselves
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