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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 118

Budget: $2,000,000

Revenue: $11,540,607

Language: en

Webpage: Link

Release Info

  •  R

Plot Keywords

Alternative Titles

  • Meninos não choram
  • 男孩別哭
  • Los muchachos no lloran
  • Los chicos no lloran
  • Les garçons ne pleurent pas
  • Kluci neplácou
  • Dečki nikad ne plaču
  • A fiúk nem sírnak
  • Nie czas na lzy
  • Os rapazes Não Choram
  • Dečaci ne plaču
  • Erkekler aglamaz
  • Take It Like a Man
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Boys Don’t Cry
Content Score: 100

7.0/10 (135 votes)


Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.


A true story about finding the courage to be yourself.


Director: Kimberly Peirce
Writers: ,

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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank
as Brandon Teena

Chloë Sevigny

Chloë Sevigny
as Lana Tisdel

Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard
as John Lotter

Brendan Sexton III

Brendan Sexton III
as Tom Nissen

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A review by John Chard

You don't seem like you're from around here.

It's one of those films that any film lover has to see to judge for themselves. A critical darling and an award winner, it's a film of undoubted emotional power. It is based on the tragic case of Teena Brandon (Hilary Swank) who was raped and murdered in 1993, it would become one of the significant cases of hate crime in American history.

From the off Kimberly Peirce's film sets out its stall that we are in bleak territory, and so it proves. It dangles little shards of light, but constantly it proves uncompromising and unpleasant. There's a nag... read the rest.