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Boys Don't Cry (1999)

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Commentary 1: Director Kimberly Peirce Rating:7.6/10 (10 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by scroll2b on January 19th, 2005:Find all reviews by scroll2b
Kimberly Peirce is very sharp on this commentry, perfectly illustrating all the elements of how the real-life story was brought into the movie, and why. Rarely is there a dry moment, and the pauses are few and far between. Rated Excellent!
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
As might be expected, the tone of the movie is fairly serious. This track is kind of like Student Filmmaking 101. That's not to say it's bad. It's a very good track filled with a lot of information. Miss Pierce talks about the production of the movie, the techniques used both for the sound and the shooting. She talks about how she finds the music extremely important to the movie (great girl!), and mentions the many songs they wanted but couldn't afford. Some of the terms she uses are kind of technical for people who donít know much about movies (2-shot, 3-shot and the like), so some people may be lost there, but she doesnít talk about those kinds of things often. She also talks about her interview with the real Lana (Chloe Sevigny in the movie) and the questions and answers resulting from that interview. Of course, she talks about the real events that inspired the movie, as well as the real people portrayed in the movie and her impressions of those people. She also points out during the movie what really happened and gives her thoughts about what happened. (She says nobody knows what really happened that night.) This is a great track, but the only problem is thereís a lot of dead air. There are some things that could have been said during the movie that would have been interesting, but generally itís a great track. Kimberly Pierce is very interesting to listen to, and apart from the dead air, it's a very good commentary.
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on July 12th, 2009:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
This does not do justice to the movie. Great movie, a little too serious and boring commentary. I donít mind the serious part, itís a serious movie and I wasnít expecting laughs, but I also didnít expect the director to be so un-enthusiastic. She talks about the real Brandon, always referring to him as a guy. You can tell she has a lot of respect for this person and this movie, but I would have liked her to go a little deeper in her comments. 6/10