Bully is by all means a very important film showcasing how bullying can be absolutely
devastating to young children if they don't have the proper support system. From the very beginning, Bully goes right for the heart-strings, showing us the father of a boy who killed himself, due to the effects of Bullying. Its an emotional film that showcases the problem well, but It really doesn't provide many answers with a rather
narrow viewpoint on the problems inherent in the younger generations lives. It's exploration of bulling is simpy too simplistic and I wish the film could have digged a little deeper to dissect this problem. To
be fair, I personally think there is no real way to stop this from happening, so it's definitely a challenging thing to accomplish, so this is still a film that should obviously be seen. The one thing about Bully that really bothered me was its overabundance of playing with focus. I found it to be distracting for one, but more importantly a cheap and manipulative camera trick to create added emotion which quite frankly is completely unnecessary given the subject matter. All the negatives aside, Lee Hirsch's Bully is definitely a film worth seeing by the masses, even if it's not as interesting or complicated as it should have been.
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