Boys Don't Cry (1999)
October 8, 1999
Rated R for violence including an intense brutal rape scene, sexuality, language and drug use
Follow Teena Brandon as she becomes Brandon Teena and claims a new male identity in the rural town of Falls City, Nebraska. There, Brandon successfully pulls off portraying a man unbeknownst to the women he's dating, eventually falling in love with Lana. He also befriends Lana's friends John and Tom. At First, Brandon's new friends like him and treat him as a buddy. But when Brandon's sexual identity is revealed, the deception triggers a spiral...
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At the 1999 Academy Awards, Hilary Swank stole away the Oscar from the likely and more well-known candidate Annette Bening, although it wasn't a total surprise. Everyone was praising her for her performance in Boys Don't Cry
, so I had to see what all the fuss about it. I now have seen Boy's Don't Cry
and must say that Hilary Swank is the only thing that worthwhile about it. Full movie review »