Originally posted by Charlemagne
Bully, is that the one with Rick Moranis? Yeah I dont watch crap.
I dunno who it is, but the movie is really good.
For those unsure:
Bully is about two kids named Marty and Bobby, who have been best friends for a long time. Bobby bosses Marty around quite a bit, and bullys him to an extent. There comes a time where Bobby doesn’t let Marty go home and see his family, and tries to keep him from his girlfriend, Lisa. Meanwhile, Bobby rapes a friend of Lisa’s, Ali. As such, the group enlist the help of their palm beach friends, Heather and Donnie, and Lisa’s cousin, (whose name I dont remember, so we’re gonna call him Big Fat Bob, or BFB for short), and a gangster type guy who has expierence in killing people ( I guess ). Everyone in the cast is a pretty heavy drug user.
Anyway, the magic of this movie is as SK described, that all the way to the climax of the movie, the killing of Bobby, the gangster guy is trying to give everyone a level head, the help them realize that yes, they are in fact going to kill someone, and no, it is not a game, yes if they get caught they will go to jail and that jail won’t be pleasent, however nobody seems to catch on. After the murder is done with, the group begins to self destruct - people start to freak out, people start blaming each other and removing the blame from themselves. An annymous call is placed to the local police office naming the group as the killers (and the annymous caller is never revealed, I don’t think. At the very end Marty accuses Heather of being the snitch, but I don’t believe that).
This movie is good on multiple levels - as I stated earlier, the camera work is very good, and the murder scene is very well done. No music, and a steady heartbeat plays in the background while Bobby stumbles around being stabbed and beaten. That scene and the final scene with the verdicts are both pretty poignant.