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Plot: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. Runtime: 90 mins Release Date: 24 Jan 2009
Excellent, well-done movie that has you balling your eyes out (by jtsegal)
The whole movie I was crying profusely. The cast was terrific. A must-see, especially for gay people and family of gay people. A gay youth is outcast by his mother and he struggles to accept his homosexuality. He eventually is able to leave his family for Portland, OR, but his mother's emotional/biblical abuse remains scarring his mind. I don't want to spoil what happens in Portland, but you will certainly find this a movie that makes you feel deeply for all the characters involved. I really felt connected to all the characters. This movie was certainly a movie that would be great to <more>
watch with someone you care for, as you will be crying the whole time. This movie points out the horrors of the religious Right, and criticizes the arguments against homosexuality.
The truth can be heartbreaking. Mary Griffith realized this when her son Bobby jumped off of a freeway into oncoming traffic. I just finished watching this movie and I must say... this movie is beyond touching. The acting was fantastic and it's message was very inspiring. Prayers for Bobby shows the struggles that gay youth and their families can go through, whether that means failing or triumph. This movie not only touches on the issues of homosexuality but also on pushing religion to far on someone, suicide and coming to terms with who you are. Life isn't always made up of rainbows <more>
and butterflies and this movie expresses that without holding anything back.
A movie for anyone who has felt misunderstood or alone. (by LauraHope007)
Have you ever felt like you did not fit in? Have you ever had your parents not accept something about you? If you think you can not get this movie or understand and you are straight, think again. I am straight, but this film reminded me of all the times in my life I did not feel wanted or as though I fit in. I've spent the last year of my life fighting for the one place on the planet I felt like I belonged, and the one industry I felt I fit into. Have you ever had to fight to be? Have you ever had to stand up for something you believe in? Have you ever thought you were right about a <more>
belief and then discovered how wrong you were? Have you ever judged someone by ignorant standards, only to realize you were wrong? Are you part of a minority that has been persecuted and degraded? If any of this applies to you, see this film. It is more than just a movie about homosexuality. It is a film about people, family, love, friendship, and understanding. And if you are someone who thinks that homosexuals are evil, I dare you to watch this film.
Absolutely wonderful; heartbreaking, and I recommend it for everyone (by Dragoneyed363)
To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to watching Prayers for Bobby at all. I had seen the previews for weeks and since it was a "Lifetime" original, I had low expectations and even made fun of it with my friends. All that changed when I saw how wonderful it actually turned out to be. Prayers for Bobby is an emotionally and physically tiring film that entertains from start to finish.The movie is just so clever at times. While it is thin and bland too, it is brilliantly played out and executed in the sense that you actually care what's going on and what's going to happen <more>
to these characters. They keep you interested with problem after problem and therefore they don't have enough time to let you get bored. Sigourney Weaver plays an amazing role as well, and the movie is just so endearing that I really lose myself in it every time I watch it.It was a truly spectacular film; one of the best "made for TV"s I have seen, and it was a splendid job well done for all the cast and crew. If you think you can enjoy, I suggest you see it right away.
It would be so wonderful if the people that this piece is about actually watched it and understood what kind of hell they're putting their kids in for no particularly good reason.It should be required viewing in every Baptist church on the planet. And there are a few other evangelical organizations with strange ideas about human beings who might learn something.I will be surprised if Sigourney Weaver doesn't get at least an Emmy nomination, particularly given the speech she gives to the city council, both well written and well delivered.Ryan Kelly also delivers a believable <more>
performance as Bobby, regardless of some of the cutting required to get the film into a two hour programming window.
Say Amen to Prayers for Bobby ***1/2 (by edwagreen)
Sigourney Weaver hits a home-run performance as a right-wing bible carrying nut who can't accept the fact that her younger son is gay.She resorts to just about everything possible to get him to amend his ways. She sends him to therapy, constantly belittles him and uses the bible frequently to justify her disdain for his lifestyle.A confused and bewildered young man, Bobby eventually commits suicide. The real tragedy here is to get his mother thinking that the condemnation of gays is really not the way to go.The film is a very good one as it especially comes to grips with the church's <more>
condemnation of the gay life style and the use of the bible to distort this way of living.
A must see film for Christian families (by Jose Guilherme)
Sigourney Weaver hits the mark as a true story mother Mary Griffith. Great acting. The family too. The movie might seem a bit slow, but in fact it takes it time to show how Mary and her son Bobby eventually took life changing decisions.I read so much on the internet from fundamentalist christians and what they think about gays. It's hard for them to have a level headed view of homosexuality. I think this film is a unique opportunity to think about how they deal with gays and their religion that should be about love and acceptance.The movie certainly is a tear jerker and I hope it has a <more>
Hits You Like A Train And Doesn't Let Up...Get The Tissues Ready! (by josheyboy29)
If you want to sit down for a rare grade A TV movie, i would highly suggest "Prayers For Bobby" with an amazingly gutsy performance by Sigourney Weaver.Ms. Weaver plays an uber religious mother whose world is turned upside down when her son Bobby comes out of the closet as gay. For a good portion of the movie, we follow the clashes between Bobby and his mother, and the pressure against him gets so out of control that he takes his own life. From this tragedy, the character portrayed by Weaver begins to question everything she's known about the bible and religion in <more>
general.Sigourney puts in such a great performance here. We hate her at first for being cold against her son, and by the end of the film, we feel sorry for her and shed a tear buckets are very possible too! in her honor. Henry Czerny is also reliable, and the young man who played Bobby showed great promise in an amazing performance.In these days when vitriol against minorities is so out of hand, this movie becomes incredibly relevant, too bad this was a made for TV movie, it was based on a real life tragedy, and if it was in theaters and gained a larger audience, maybe some could put themselves in the shoes of Bobby and his mother. If you are in a similar situation and PFLAG, The Trevor Project or It Gets Better are out of the question, this movie can work as well. All is not lost, it truly does get better.Prayers For Bobby, see it for an amazing performance by Weaver, and a truly inspiring, uplifting, and potentially life changing story.
A Lifetime TV film, chronicling a catholic mother's poignant and heartening journey towards her son's coming-out a turning point when her son commits suicide , evoking a radical turnaround from abomination to fully support for LGBT rights. From director Russell Mulcahy SWIMMING UPSTREAM 2003, 7/10 , this film is based on a true story of Mary Griffith, a fervent gay rights crusader from 1980s.The story itself has offered a great amount of trauma and struggle enough to render empathetic impact, while gayness and religion are always ignitable when colliding head-to- head, so more or <more>
less, it all replies on the actors, how to make the thorny issue heartfelt and if it could, eventually, more or less alters a portion of its viewers' discrimination towards people with dichotomy lifestyles. Weaver is unflinchingly valiant to keep the film firmly under her grasp, her religion-defying speech and the rain night confession sequences are contagiously affecting and harrowing much indebted to a well-written script . Ryan Kelley, who plays the titular son, is marvellous as well, very much captures the vulnerability and the pinpoint disillusion of a partisan world. Both sneak into my top 10 ranking of BEST LEADING ACTRESS and BEST S. ACTOR respectively of 2009. Mulcahy, may not have too much to display since the approach and message are quite overt, for instance, a marked metaphoric scene when Weaver is informed of Bobby's death at the entrance of the factory where she is working, a literal wire fence has obstructed herself from getting out so she is the one who is being trapped within her own world , a very pragmatic and effective way in case viewers would fail to notice. There are quite a few enlightening defences about gay issue in the Bible, unfortunately it is out of my territory to expound, but I dare to surmise a main point is that arbitrary interpretation is the cancer of the region misappropriation. The film is a true tearjerker and should be recommended to anyone regardless of his or her religious belief and sexual predilection, which means much more than the film itself, it is a leap-of-faith progress in the human history, when the world is divided by conflicting beliefs, only love and virtue is the Messiah could unit us together, and what's more important, each and every one of us has it inside, which is the only antes of our species to survive within the vast galaxy.