Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25, 2014

Watched Boys Don't Cry today. It's one of the 50 best films to not be nominated for an Oscar, for my 3rd 101 Things in 1001 Days.

I wish I could say I liked it, but although there were good performances, it was a dark and bleak movie, filled with hateful people. I don't know if I'm ever in the mood to watch a movie of this kind. It's the story of a female-to-male non-op transgender man living in in Nebraska. Hillary Swank plays Brandon/Teena well, but it's a story of the people Brandon falls in with that make the story just discouraging  to watch. How different Brandon's life would have been if he had found different friends and even a level of acceptance. It's tragic.

1 comment:

  1. I'm afraid I didn't like this movie at all. I agree with you, it was filled with hateful people. And while she *certainly* didn't deserve her fate, I thought the protagonist was unlikeable as well. So while I'm sorry you spent 90 minutes on it, I'm secretly glad that I'm not the only who wasn't entranced.