History Film / Bully

1st May '16 2:45:30 PM EBsessed
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'''''Bully''''' is a 2001 drama film directed by Larry Clark, based off the true crime novel ''Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge'' by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.

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'''''Bully''''' is a 2001 drama film directed by Larry Clark, Creator/LarryClark, based off the true crime novel ''Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge'' by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.
14th Jul '15 12:45:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* OnlySaneMan: The "hitman"; even though he's a lying pouser, you got to feel for him when after the murder, he tries to make the others see what deep shit they are now in and basically telling them to get their stories straight, only for everyone to start saying "I didn't kill anyone" and denying any culpability in the crime.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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The "hitman"; even though he's a lying pouser, you got to feel for him when after the murder, he tries to make the others see what deep shit they are now in and basically telling them to get their stories straight, only for everyone to start saying "I didn't kill anyone" and denying any culpability in the crime.



** As of 2015 (at least when shown on TV here in the UK), there's a postscript with a "some characters were invented/composited, some events were exaggerated" explanation and a list of the reduced sentences.
23rd Jun '15 4:10:56 PM tropeminer
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'''''Bully''''' is a 2001 film directed by Larry Clark, based off the true crime novel ''Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge'' by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.

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'''''Bully''''' is a 2001 drama film directed by Larry Clark, based off the true crime novel ''Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge'' by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.
23rd Jun '15 4:10:21 PM tropeminer
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''Bully'' is a 2001 film directed by Larry Clark, based off the true crime novel Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.

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''Bully'' '''''Bully''''' is a 2001 film directed by Larry Clark, based off the true crime novel Bully: ''Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge Revenge'' by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.


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For the character trope, see TheBully.
23rd Jun '15 2:29:45 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Bully''''' is a 2001 film directed by Larry Clark, based off the true crime novel Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.

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'''''Bully'''''
''Bully''
is a 2001 film directed by Larry Clark, based off the true crime novel Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* AnythingThatMoves: Ali

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* TheBully: Bobby Kent. Also, the whole movie is based on this trope.
** BullyHunter: One does have to agree with the characters here, Bobby Kent was a bully after all.

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* %%* TheBully: Bobby Kent. Also, the whole movie is based on this trope.
** * BullyHunter: One does have to agree with the characters here, Bobby Kent was a bully after all.



* DepravedBisexual: Bobby.

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* %%* DepravedBisexual: Bobby.



* RapeAsDrama
* SlashedThroat
* SmokingHotSex
* TeensAreMonsters

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* %%* SlashedThroat
* %%* SmokingHotSex
* %%* TeensAreMonsters



* TroubledFetalPosition

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* WhoMurderedTheAsshole: Bobby's treatment of his associates, especially the two girls he raped, meant that there were any number of people willing to see him dead, even if they got someone else to do the dirty work for them.

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* WhoMurderedTheAsshole: Bobby's treatment of his associates, especially the two girls he raped, meant that there were any number of people willing to see him dead, even if they got someone else to do the dirty work for them.them.
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18th Apr '15 1:08:50 PM DivineDeath
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* AssholeVictim: After everything he did, it's very difficult to feel much sympathy for Bobby when he's killed.
18th Apr '15 1:07:08 PM DivineDeath
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* AssholeVictim: After everything he did, it's very difficult to feel much sympathy for Bobby when he's killed.
10th Apr '15 3:57:19 AM tropeminer
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys



* TeensAreMonsters:

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* TeensAreMonsters: TeensAreMonsters
10th Apr '15 3:55:45 AM tropeminer
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Bobby Kent (Nick Stahl) is an obnoxious bully who treats his so-called "best friend" Marty (Brad Renfro) like shit, physically abusing him and raping his girlfriend Lisa (Rachel Miner) after knocking Marty unconscious one afternoon.

When Lisa discovers that she's pregnant and discovers that her best friend Ali has also been raped by Bobby, she gathers together a group of friends to kill Bobby in order to "free" Marty from Bobby. Marty agrees after finding out that Bobby raped Lisa and that there is a chance he is the father of Lisa's child. They recruit a "mafia hitman" (in truth, an unemployed wannabe braggart played by Larry Clark regular Leo Fitzpatrick) to help them with killing Bobby. But despite the "Hitman" warning them to take the secret to their graves, the girls in the conspiracy start gabbing to strangers and ultimately the whole plot is exposed and the group arrested. The film ends with the group in court, meeting for the first time since their arrest, and squabbling with each other, unintentionally confessing to their crimes in full view of everyone in the courtroom as they curse out each other over who cut a deal to testify in exchange for a lesser sentence and Marty chewing out an accomplice (Michael Pitt) who delivered the fatal blow, who defiantly refuses to acknowledge doing anything wrong.

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Bobby Kent (Nick Stahl) is an obnoxious bully who treats his so-called "best friend" Marty (Brad Renfro) like shit, physically abusing him and raping his girlfriend Lisa (Rachel Miner) after knocking Marty unconscious one afternoon.

afternoon. When Lisa discovers that she's pregnant and discovers that her best friend Ali has also been raped by Bobby, she gathers together a group of friends to kill Bobby in order to "free" Marty from Bobby. Marty agrees after finding out that Bobby raped Lisa and that there is a chance he is the father of Lisa's child. They recruit a "mafia hitman" (in truth, an unemployed wannabe braggart played by Larry Clark regular Leo Fitzpatrick) to help them with killing Bobby.

But despite the "Hitman" warning them to take the secret to their graves, the girls in the conspiracy start gabbing to strangers and ultimately the whole plot is exposed and the group arrested. The film ends with the group in court, meeting for the first time since their arrest, and squabbling with each other, unintentionally confessing to their crimes in full view of everyone in the courtroom as they curse out each other over who cut a deal to testify in exchange for a lesser sentence and Marty chewing out an accomplice (Michael Pitt) who delivered the fatal blow, who defiantly refuses to acknowledge doing anything wrong.



* HollywoodPudgy: The real Lisa was overweight and was repeatedly tormented by both Bobby and Marty about it. The actress chosen to play Lisa hardly even qualifies as chubby -- yet Bobby still calls her a "fat bitch."
10th Apr '15 3:52:01 AM tropeminer
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''Bully'' is a 2001 film directed by Larry Clark, based off the true crime novel Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.

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''Bully'' '''''Bully''''' is a 2001 film directed by Larry Clark, based off the true crime novel Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge by Jim Schutze. The film is very loosely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Bobby_Kent based upon the real life murder of Bobby Kent]], a notorious bully and jerk who was murdered by his so-called friends, who got sick and tired of his abusive treatment of them.
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