Bully has been making headlines with the MPAA giving it an R-rating while filmmakers, lawmakers and celebrities alike have begged the movie rating organization to make the film a PG-13 to allow those most affected by bullying to be able to see the film. It is a piece of work that has the potential to change the world.
As part of the Bully effort to make a difference, on March 27, the hashtag #bullymovie was tweeted and retweeted over 100 million times in support for the cause that seeks to abolish bullying. Celebrities from Chelsea Handler, Zooey Deschanel and Hugh Jackman all participated and now Weinstein Company is set to release the film that inspired the movement in theaters across the country March 30. Filmmakers circumvented the R-rating and are releasing the film as an unrated feature.
According to the film, over 13 million American children will suffer at the hands of a bully this year. It is the most commonly experienced form of violence a child will encounter. Emmy-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch brings a human element to the story by introducing how five children were affected by bullying and how their families are left to deal with the consequences.
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