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Boys Don't Cry

1999 Rated R 1hr 58m

Based on actual events, director Kimberly Peirce's powerful, often harrowing drama stars Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena, a transgender person searching for love and acceptance in a small Midwestern town.

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Movie Details

2000 Independent Spirit Awards®
2001 BAFTA®
2000 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
2000 Academy Award®
  • Best Actress: Hilary Swank
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee
Violence including an intense brutal rape scene, sexuality, language and drug use
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

A 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic picture, with sound in Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0. There are some nice extras, most notably a full commentary by co-writer and director Kimberly Peirce, who discusses with remarkable insight and good humor the theoretical and practical aspects of making this film. Also included are a featurette, three TV spots, a teaser and a theatrical trailer.