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Boys Don't Cry [DVD] [2000]

Hilary Swank , ChloŽ Sevigny , Kimberly Peirce    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Hilary Swank, ChloŽ Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alicia Goranson
  • Directors: Kimberly Peirce
  • Writers: Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen
  • Producers: Bradford Simpson, Caroline Kaplan, Christine Vachon, Eva Kolodner, Jeff Sharp
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Feb 2002
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005UWNB
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,654 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) arrives to start a new future for himself. The local community falls for his charms and everyone becomes drawn to his innocence and wit. However, behind the charming persona is a totally different person - Brandon is actually a woman. After falling for a local karaoke singer (Chloe Sevigny), Brandon moves in with her family and wins them over. But when Brandon's secret is finally out, the rest of the family all turn against him, branding him sick and evil. Hilary Swank won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance.

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DVD 20THC, 19924DVD, PAL Region 2

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful but Tragic 26 Sep 2002
Format:DVD
What I have to say about this film won't take very long at all!
It is absolutly wonderful. A masterpiece. Superb acting, great cast.
The story centers around a young girl who says she isn't gay as she feels like she is a man. She dresses as one, acts like one and even puts a sock in a certain place to complete her look.
Then she meets a femine (Chloe) girl who is in a destructive relationship and they soon fall in love.
The sex scenes are mild but important. And the tragic ending when the ex-boyfriend finds out is so realistic.
This fact based story of forbidden love, confused sexuality, heart break, love and revenge is so wonderfully and realistically portrayed that even the most insensitive person could not fail to cry at the end.
Wonderful dark and magical stuff
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 14 Mar 2004
Format:DVD
I think it is strange that in the 'customers who bought this also bought...' box all the films are lesbian titles. at the time of the film's release, and since the DVD release, this has been classified as a gay/lesbian interest film. this, however, does not do the film justice at all. Giving it such a definition as 'gay/lesbian interest' does not give it justice at all: anyone who enjoys thoughtful, romantic films will fall in love with Boys Don't Cry regardless of their sexuality. This is a truly brilliant film, one of the most underrated of the 90s. Hilary Swank is excellent as Teena Brandon, but to me the most compelling performance was that of Chloe Sevigny. Her's is the most complex character, confused by her love for Brandon. She plays her character beautifully, and you will find it hard to tear your eyes away from her whenever she is on screen. the scene where brandon makes love to her is painfully emotional, almost hard to watch at times. The song by The Cure, 'Boys Don't Cry' is one of the best pop songs ever, and completes an almost perfect film.
Will change your perception of human relationships forever.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 18 Dec 2003
Format:DVD
this is a brilliant and very emotinal film about a young girl that feels more comfortable being male, she dresses and acts like a man and does everything she can to try and fit in with her male friends. a relationship begins to develop between her and on of her male friends ex-girlfriends (chloe) and they soon fall in love. this is a tragic story and is so true to life its almost scary. the ending to the film is upsetting on so many levels and had me crying for hours after it had finished. one of the best films i have ever seen. i would recomend it to anyone.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boys do cry.......after this 24 Mar 2004
Format:DVD
Where do I begin ? Well, firstly, probably one of the best performances ever by an actress. Secondly, a heartbreaking film. Hilary Swank is tremendous. A very deserving Best Actress Oscar winner(1999)in this movie as sexually confused Teena Brandon and her relationship with the women in her "new" life as a "man". It shows us upfront how sexual orientatipn and judgment actually becomes one, and it simply moves me to tears every single time I watch it. The torment,confusion and guts to be yourself as a gay person comes across with sensitivity and harshness at the same time. That is where this small masterpiece finds its beauty : In hard-hitting binary storytelling. And passionate acting. Just watch it. Believe in it. And cherish it for always. Then we'll talk again. Unbelievable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly powerful 4 Mar 2007
Format:DVD
I watched this film for the second time the other day having seen it several years ago. It still had as much of an impact on me as it did the first time. Shocking, compelling, moving, flawlessly acted by Swank and Sevigny who both gain immediate respect from the audience with their tender performances. Swank is entirely convincing and utterly fasciniating in this role.

I was prompted to write this review after reading one stating that the movie was 'slow' and 'drags on'. I feel this is unfair comment. I have never been so captivated by a film. I cannot stop thinking about it.

A must watch.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Floods of tears 15 May 2007
By Bi Sam
Format:DVD
From the beginning to the end you are hooked on the true story of Brandon. You get excited at the fact that he can be who he wants but then let down and frustrated as he continues to lie to people, yet you can understand his fears as the conciquences are displayed. And by the end you are in floods of tears and dismayed, but don't let that stop you as it is a film that just simply cannot be missed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars shocking, a must-see 8 Sep 2006
Format:DVD
i watched this with my friend and i really enjoyed the film. i was immediately drawn into the film and couldn't wait to see what happened but when i saw what happened i was so moved i cried, probably the first film which has moved me in this way. it's a very powerful film, very moving and i would definately recommend you to watch it. it is shocking but unfortunately based upon a true story which makes it more sad and moving. if you get chance to watch it, do! you'll probably need a box of tissues as well!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Being different in Fly-Over country 6 May 2005
By Joseph Haschka HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
After applauding Hilary Swank's Best Actress Academy Award for her role in MILLION DOLLAR BABY, I thought I'd better rent BOYS DON'T CRY, for which Swank also received an Oscar. Where have I been that I haven't seen it until now?
Here, Swank plays Teena Brandon, a 21-year old woman with female genitalia but the sexual inclinations of a male. Ultimately, she'd like a sex change. In the meantime, she cuts her hair short, wraps up her breasts, pads the crotch of her jeans, renames herself Brandon Teena, and sets out to pick-up chicks. Now, in my corner of the world - Southern California - one could pull this off with panache. Trouble is, Brandon lives in Nebraska, and she eventually runs afoul of a couple of good ol' boys, John (Peter Sarsgaard) and Tom (Brandon Sexton), the former being the erstwhile boyfriend of Lana (Chloe Sevigny), the girl with whom Brandon develops a love relationship. The violence John and Tom eventually visit upon Brandon/Teena gives your average bigot a bad name, and reminds me why Nebraska is Flyover Country, especially when it's not pigskin season and the locals don't have Cornhusker football to keep them occupied. (Ok, ok. I admit I'm being unfair to Nebraska. After all, I'm not from Oklahoma and a Sooner fan.)
Swank's role in BOYS DON'T CRY is, in many ways, grittier and incorporates more extremes of emotion than that in MILLION DOLLAR BABY. At times, I winced and slowly sunk down in my seat, much as I did as I watched Charlize Theron's bravura performance in MONSTER, and MILLION DOLLAR BABY never elicited that reaction. Here, Hilary elevates what might otherwise be a 3 or 4-star soap opera about the lives of trailer trash to 5-star heights.
The sad part is that BOYS DON'T CRY is based on a true story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome movie
Absolutely loved this movie i can't believe it took me so long to watch it its a classic to watch Swank is brilliant
Published 29 days ago by lucifer's violet angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up!
Great service, exactly as described. Packaging was good. I don't know what else to write but it's saying I need to write more... Cheers!
Published 1 month ago by Elaine Waddell
4.0 out of 5 stars Unable to play US import on my DVD player
Unfortunately I am unable to play this DVD as I did not realise I could not play a US import. I am very disappointed. Any suggestions?
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Published 2 months ago by kathy sleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Fantastic, and incredibly sad, film which shows the real life fears and struggles faced by the Trans* community. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bekki
5.0 out of 5 stars Boys don't cry
Excellent film Hilary Swank is brilliant in this true story about a young girl who wants to be a boy
Published 6 months ago by Ms. J. L. Westrop
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Film....
Ive seen this movie before and purchased it for training purposes. The DVD is faulty and does not play correctly on any DVD or Computer.
Published 6 months ago by ronnie
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Movie
This movie is amazing, a really good watch and brilliant acting from Hilary Swank too. Would recommend as a really good movie.
Published 7 months ago by Luke Stanford
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film. Great service and product
I was very happy with the price, including P&P as it was value for money.

The item arrived when it was meant to and it was in brand new condition. Read more
Published 8 months ago by hazzybear
3.0 out of 5 stars Good film
Good story line and interesting really kind of upset at the rape scene not nice at all but other then that it is ok
Published 9 months ago by Cheryl
5.0 out of 5 stars powerful
this really did touch my heart and its so upsetting to face truths like this. the movie was acted well and the story was retold perfectly.
Published 9 months ago by Jay
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