The Bully Project is the first feature documentary film to show how we’ve all been affected by bullying, whether we’ve been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground.
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An affecting look at the catastrophe of bullying within the American school system. It's deeply frustrating to watch the sheer helplessness these kids live what should be the best time of their lives and the complete ineptitude of the people who are supposed to be their care-givers. Instead of offering hard solutions it posits itself as a call to action remaining focussed on the here and now. Good stuff! 4 stars
This was an absolute mess both in terms of filmmaking and exploring the subject at hand. A few decent scenes are featured, but barely any time was dedicated to actually looking into the problem of bullying (or talking to any bullies???) and at least five minutes of this were simply landscape shots or kids staring off into the distance. Let's not even talk about the out of focus camera work and staged sequences.
If you have children you need to watch this. I'm thinking parents should be held criminally liable for their children's bullying. Can't trust the inept school systems, and the kids themselves are just a product of their parents. God damn.
A micro study of a macro issue. It hit the right emotional beats choosing to focus on the victims of bullying and their turmoil but I thought it could have used a little examination of the bully's themselves.