Boys Don't Cry | Full Movie

Boys Don't Cry
  • R
  • 1h 58m
  • 1999
Certified Fresh88%
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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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh88%
Critics Consensus: Hilary Swank's acclaimed performance pays fitting tribute to the tragic life of Brandon Teena.
Reviews
Globe and Mail
Fresh

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Stephen Hunter
Fresh

Driven by performances of such luminous humanity that they break your heart.

June 16, 2017
Denver Post
Steven Rosen
Fresh

One of the year's best American films!

June 16, 2017
Film.com
Ernest Hardy
Fresh

Swank is impressive in the lead role.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 8, 1999
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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