Boys Don't Cry | Full Movie | Movies Anywhere
Hilary Swank won an Oscar® for her courageous performance as Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, a woman who chooses to live her life as a man and suffers tragic consequences.
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Critics Consensus: Harrowing yet stirring, Boys Don't Cry powerfully commemorates the life -- and brutally unjust death -- of transgender teen Brandon Teena.
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Common Sense Says
Excellent but brutal drama examines life of transsexual man.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film contains a lot of potentially upsetting material, and should be reserved for mature teenagers. There is a brutal sexual assault, a graphic murder, and a depiction of an emotionally abusive family. There are several non-violent sex scenes as well, involving the main character, a female-to-male transsexual. And there is plenty of substance abuse (pot and alcohol), petty crime (theft, car chases, forgery, etc.) and strong language, as well as an intense discussion of self-cutting. While the film is sympathetic to Brandon, some characters express strong homophobia sentiments which may be especially disturbing to gay, lesbian or transgendered teens.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Release Date:October 8, 1999
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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