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Boys Don't Cry, 1999

Boys Don't Cry
Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
Written by: Kimberly Peirce
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  118 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Boys Don't Cry is bleak, emotional, and touching. The plot centers around being transsexual, hidden identities, and betrayal. It is a drama and independent movie. Stylistically, Boys Don't Cry is a melodrama, stars a strong female character, and includes a voice over. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in a small town. Boys Don't Cry is set in Nebraska. It happens in the 1990s. It is originally a true story. Boys Don't Cry is known for being an Oscar winner and critically acclaimed. Note that it includes drugs/alcohol, sexual content, and profanity.

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Kimberly Peirce's directorial debut tells the gut-wrenching true story of Teena Brandon, a Midwestern... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 9 March 2000
Runtime: 118 min
Awards: Academy Awards

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Hilary Swank for Best Actress at the 1999 Academy Awards

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Hilary Swank Hilary Swank As Brandon Teena
Chloë Sevigny Chloë Sevigny As Lana Tisdel
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The poignant and candid Boys Don't Cry can be seen as a "Rebel Without a Cause" for these culturally diverse and complex times, with the two misfit girls enacting a version of the James Dean/Natalie Wood romance with utmost conviction.
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Stunning...a film much tougher and more transfixing than its wan title.
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SPOILER ALERT.....I Gave this film only 3 Stars because it is so hard to watch and that it is a true story. Teena Brandon played brilliantly by Hilary Swank is murdered in the end and is brutally raped by guys who once thought that Teena was a male...
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10.January.2011 |  by: Netflowers
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Hilary Swank in the role of her life
a true spine-tingling story, rough and touching, you just can't stay indifferent. Hilary Swank's acting is simply perfect. not an easy watch but the drama it provides worth every second. I'll probably cry again and again every time I'll watch it.
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Boys Don't Cry, but you might...
A very bleak and powerful movie. The story of a young woman who explores her identity and introduces herself as a man in front of a group of young people. She feels more comfortable as boy but the situation becomes complicated when one of the girls...
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