Would you be happy if you are being called names and laugh at? That’s one way of bullying, it might not be as harmful as being physically bullied, but it still hurts. I believe that no one would want to be bullied, but can we choose not to? Stay away from those bullies as far as possible? Or tell a teacher? I don’t think so, once you’re the target. YOU are the target. They will track you down and bully you no matter what. Some might get help, but some people might not. It’s not just some, but more than you can think of. Some of them transfer to another school, home school, or suicide. The little 11 year-old boy in the documentary movie, Bully, chose to end his life.
As you can tell, the movie, Bully, is clearly about bullies. Bullies especially in middle school, around the same age as us. They company have made this movie to let more people know about these situations that are actually happening all around the world. Also to show how bullying can make a young little boy want to end his life, how it can impact other people’s life. However, the movie is being rated R, by the MPAA. The R rating means that anyone under 17 will need an adult guardian or parent’s accompany. This meaning that us, targeted audience for this movie, will not be able to watch it without any concerns. Which the movie will not be beneficial to anyone, and the purpose of this movie will all be ruined. Do you think adults would really be benefited by watching a documentary about middle school bullying? No, I don’t think so. Additionally, it was rated R because of some language usage was not appropriate to young audience. Clearly, everyone that have been or at least seen bullied scenes, would know that foul languages and bad behaviors tend to be shown and said when bullying occurs. The movie will definitely lose its impact if those words were silenced, the language might not be beneficial to children, but it’s more efficient and realistic towards showing bullying as a impact on others’ lives. Also, as an audience, if I watch a documentary that’s not is not realistic I wouldn’t believe in what I am watching and I will just forget what was in the movie and life goes on. Not mentioning that I hate it when movies are being cut or silenced, it just makes me want to know what’s being cut or muted. In conclusion, I think MPAA is actually being the bully, by not letting a beneficial movie towards a wider audience.
I have been a bully myself, and I totally regret being one. Sometimes when I think back when I bullied another girl, I often asked myself, why? Why did bully her? Did I gain any thing? Did I look stronger? No. Not at all. I didn’t gain anything but a bad reputation. It was NOT worth it at all.