Pin It
Favourite

A bruising Bully 

Documentary reveals issue without offering easy answers

bully.jpg
Earnest and stubbornly real, Bully doesn't flinch from showing the torture faced by children every day. Director Lee Hirsch follows five American families and shows the bullying their children experience. Young Alex is punched, stabbed with pencils, threatened with death, and takes it all with a haunting, hollow look in his eyes. It's hard to know how obtrusive the cameras were; clearly his tormentors feared no reprisal. But it’s the administrators and school boards who end up the villains of the documentary. Their politically neutral responses to student conflict help no one and infuriate parents. A child can end their life, and still a principal won't admit to any bullying problems in their school. Sadly, Hirsch doesn't spend much time determining why these administrators don't act on bullying, nor does he investigate the bullies themselves. There aren't any answers up on the screen, but the problem is vivid and hard to shake.
Bully
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 94 min. · 2012
Official Site: www.bully-movie.net
Director: Lee Hirsch
Writer: Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen
Producer: Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen

Trailer

Now Playing

Bully is not showing in any theaters in the area.

What others are saying

  • Support The Coast

    At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

    Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

    Pin It
    Favourite

    Comments

    Subscribe to this thread:

    Add a comment

    Get more Halifax

    Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

    Real Time Web Analytics

    © 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.