Overall Rank: 1181
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 179
Theatrical Release Date: 10/08/1999
Genre: Drama, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Actors: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alicia Goranson, Alison Folland
Plot: Based on the true story of one lesbian girl who dresses like a boy in order to get close to a girl she likes. -- sapien
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019
Knowing it's based on a true story makes it all the harder to watch. "Boys Don't Cry" raises an important issue, and makes damn sure you know who the real sick individuals are.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/22/2014
One lesbian girl who dresses like a boy in order to get close to a girl she likes. Okay hands down hilary swank looked like a boy and sounded like a boy.
thisismelissaanne - wrote on 10/07/2013
This movie is heartbreaking to watch, even if you know what to expect. I'm not sure which is more depressing, this movie or the real story that this movie is based on. Hilary Swank does such a fantastic job portraying Brandon that I always forget I'm actually watching her. It's hard not to walk away from this movie hating Peter Sarsgaard and Brandon Sexton III because of how well this movie is done. This movie accurately depicts small-town hatred and prejudice and the deadly affects it can have.
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