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5.0 out of 5 stars
Incredible, 14 Mar 2004
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.