Bully (2001)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 146

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Year: 2001
Directed by: Larry Clark
Starring: Brad Renfro (Marty), Nick Stahl (Bobby), Rachel Miner (Lisa), Bijou Phillips (Ali), Michael Pitt (Donny), Kelli Garner (Heather), Daniel Franzese (Derek), Leo Fitzpatrick (Hitman)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:52:36
Genres: Teensploitation, Revenge, Based on a True Story, Gay

Plot – Spoilers:
Bobby and Marty have been best friends since childhood, but their relationship is dominant-submissive. Marty hates that he is regularly beaten up by Bobby, but can’t summon the will to shake himself out of the abuse. His passion is surfing and while he’s pretty good at it, he’s all but given up on the dream. But things begin to change when he meets Lisa, who plants the seed questioning the permanence of abuse.

Bully is based on the real life story of Bobby Kent and is one of Larry Clark’s better features thanks mainly to its cast. And while it’s based on factual incidents, it does a great job of snapshotting how easy it can be at a certain age to plan and plot something extreme, and yet how difficult it can be to pull it off successfully. And also how each character deals with the pre and post-incident nerves.

Random:
Director Larry Clark plays the hitman’s Dad in a couple of scenes.

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Lizzie
Lizzie
May 20, 2024 9:44 am

Lmao when he starts crying on the beach after Lisa asks him about Bobby beating him up so much I was dying laughing. It was like the scene in scary movie 2 when the news reporter is in the woods and a river is coming out of her nose mimicking that one movie 🤣 why the fuxk are you slobbering so much Marty??! I used to surf a ton and I know the sea is salty but gat damn homie

Regan MacNeil
Regan MacNeil
May 12, 2024 3:44 am

Would you rather have sex with Ali, Lisa, or Heather? I would rather have sex with Heather. Not just because she’s pretty–they all are–or because she has the best tits, though she does . . . There’s just something more tragic and compelling about her that makes me think I would enjoy penetrating her more than the others.

Russ
Russ
April 30, 2024 1:06 pm

Held my interest throughout. Would you classify him as a bully or a sadist, perhaps both? Didn’t take long at all for it to unravel, and the justice system certainly did not mess around with the severity of the sentences.

makotosanhendryx
makotosanhendryx
April 28, 2024 6:47 pm

Now thas a fucking movie

David
David
April 21, 2024 9:57 am

Honestly, the idea of just beating him up would have been more forgivable and justified compared to what happened. Killing someone should always be a last resort when your life is threatened, they must’ve felt like it to do this though. As for Bobby, it’s unclear if he posed a lethal threat but what he did there would’ve gotten him killed anyway eventually if not then.

The parents in this situation, both in the movie and in real life, clearly have some serious flaws in their “wisdom”. No parent is perfect, but this level of negligence is inexcusable. It makes me grateful for my own upbringing.

But damn if Florida ain’t funny. Good one.

kaela
kaela
April 15, 2024 2:48 am

this movie had me so mad…why were they so stupidddd

right
right
January 30, 2024 6:37 am

Makes you think, how many bobby’s roam the comment section on EUM.
The ones that bully, are homphobic but secretly gay.

claudy
claudy
January 22, 2024 3:31 pm

the could’ve beaten his ass

Bukowski
Bukowski
January 16, 2024 2:48 pm

This movie always stuck with me… knew plenty of kids like this in the 90’s… well except for the murder shit.

Donny Not Lonny
Donny Not Lonny
July 21, 2023 8:31 am

🐊🐊🐊🌊🌊

FooToo
FooToo
May 17, 2023 6:44 am

Loved the movie. R scene was hot.

Richie
Richie
May 4, 2023 11:39 pm

Masterpiece.

bigdickessy
bigdickessy
April 30, 2023 12:06 am

thw way this is real.

Joe biden
Joe biden
March 16, 2023 11:21 pm

I love this movie its so much deeper then it seems to be fair 10/10 everywatch

The Blackest Eyes
The Blackest Eyes
February 25, 2023 1:18 pm

Dumbest criminals ever, enjoyed the film tho

WastedSpace
WastedSpace
February 4, 2023 11:01 pm

I guess they ended up doing away with Marty’s original convection and now have him serving life in prison. Bobby was a fucking prick, imo.

xzilus
xzilus
January 19, 2023 9:18 am

I want you to suck my ballz

Shane Morris
Shane Morris
January 10, 2023 1:27 pm

Marty has no balls whatsoever,should’ve just cracked that Bobby in the fuckin mouth a few times & dropped him in the beginning instead of taking his shit & this whole sorry fucking story couldve been avoided,buy no be a pussy,get slapped around cry & get your little bitch friends together & shit goes pear shaped,when you couldve just punched the prick in the teeth & stood up for yourself,every person in this was an unlikable cunt & they all got what they deserved

V
V
October 1, 2022 1:47 am

slick and sleazy morality tale quasi-high school drama works for me – and this honey pot is cool but for the absurd upper right reminder – put me on the list

etherium
etherium
April 13, 2022 4:09 pm

Why didnt he just hit him back lmao hes a smaller guy

dvd
dvd
January 9, 2022 2:30 am

One of my favorite movies of all time.

Martin
Martin
August 25, 2021 1:02 am

MAn…. When I watch Kids, Bully and Gummo, i’m completely horrified that some teenagers lives this way. Is this real America? I never seen anybody acting so fck up when I was young.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
August 9, 2021 7:35 pm

The ending was so random!Good movie

FrankyTeardrop
FrankyTeardrop
July 27, 2021 11:49 am

similar to Kids but even more haunting. glad he got killed but still i have no idea who to feel bad for

Anon
Anon
June 14, 2021 9:01 am

The rape scene and murder scene are seared into the back of my mind.

kason campbell
kason campbell
May 16, 2021 10:06 am

damn.

shadyshady
shadyshady
December 17, 2020 4:17 am

narcissistic rapist pig, glad to see him die.

CAMU
CAMU
December 15, 2020 11:52 pm

god yisus this was a real good movie. it reminds me of Natasha Cornett and her friends. THIS MOVIE IS GOLD

Badgertown
Badgertown
September 10, 2020 10:01 am

This incredibly movie is like a kick in the face.

RedArmageddon
RedArmageddon
June 29, 2020 2:49 pm

This movie is so great !!
Man, I kinda felt bad Bobby, I mean yeah, he deserved it, he was a hellish-manipulative no-hope asshole but still, it was coldblooded (wow).
Crazy to thing that actually happened !!
Still, great movie, the teens are not really likable and not the smartest (fav had to be the hitman), but still recommend !! >:^]

jack
jack
June 17, 2020 9:06 am

dumbest ending have no sense

Africa Carey
Africa Carey
April 3, 2020 5:22 am

This movie was good to watch and it’s crazy that it’s true. One thing there was never a time that they didn’t have a cigarettes or a joint in their hand. Also you never give your kids too much Freedom you keep them in an activities and you know where they are at all times these kids were able to do whatever they wanted they were bored

Joynta saha
Joynta saha
February 4, 2020 8:25 am

He deserved it but the ending was cool with bloodshot…damn

Lallan
Lallan
September 23, 2019 5:16 pm

Nick Stahl man….what a performance he gave in this as Bobby Kent!!!

uwehfuygrf
uwehfuygrf
September 13, 2019 8:25 am

haunting song at the end. marty definitely did not deserve what became of him