Saturday, March 26, 2011

Two Line Reviews- #199

Movie: Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Plot: A born-as-a-female male wannabe youngster undergoes the tumults of sexual identity crisis and when the 'he/she' falls in love with a 'she' and things get suspicious, friends of the girl find out the truth and torment the already battered and confused soul.

  • HILARY SWANK as the transgender! In an absolutely tough and controversial role, she shines with all her typical boy antics and then with her portrayal of guilt and sufferings, she betters the boy part.
  • A completely unique story and a pretty strong screenplay make this film watchable.
  • The mid-portion sequences where the clan interrogate her are gripping.
Too harsh on the eyes at times; could have done away with some of such scenes.

An 'unbearably crude' film; Watchable only for Hilary Swank's shocking role!

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