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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Contest - A Beauty - A Bully - An Outsider - Unlikely Friends....Forever

This is a must watch. The story line really pulled the movie together and keeps us the viewer interested in the outcome. Definitely not your normal bully drama.

It is rare that a bully will befriend the person they bullied, but somehow this plot had it working successfully. The movie goes in depth with most of the issues with bullying today. Bullying is never cut and dry and I love that this movie took on the different grey areas, so that we can really understand more about the reality of bullying.

I really loved how the plot unfolded and I hope more kids will get to see this movie. I might even recommend it to our school. Especially with the recent happenings of a child bullying my 6 year old daughter on the school bus.

This movie is not your typical anti-bullying drama. It's a very life-changing film that will keep our minds engage long after it has ended.

Pick one up and share with your family or school!

AVAILABLE ON DVD: December 17, 2013

CASTKenton Duty, Danny Flaherty, Katherine McNamara, Mary Beth Peil and Kyle Dean Massey

DIRECTED BY: Anthony Joseph Giunta

SYNOPSIS: Bullied high school student Tommy (Daniel Flaherty) is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt (Kenton Duty), the school’s most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest with a big prize. And besides, it’s so much easier to impress his crush, Sarah (Katherine McNamara), when he’s not getting beat up by Matt and his team. As the cooking contest heats up, Sarah sniffs out a conspiracy, but nobody wants to hear about it. Can Tommy trust his budding friendship with Matt or is it all a huge joke on him? 


DISTRIBUTORARC Entertainment

RATED: PG

RUNTIME: 
 88 minutes

Have you had to deal with bullying as a child or mother of a child? 

In school did you stand up for anyone being bullied? 

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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6 comments:

  1. My oldest was so nice, Colette. Way too nice as in saying, "Excuse me," when he took a soccer ball from someone. He got made fun of when he was little (he's still nice, but everyone likes him now). :) And my daughter got it so bad in middle school. She's a size 3 now, was even smaller then, and one girl really ridiculed her for being fat and ugly (she is neither). Others joined in and it became the norm. It escalated to the girl standing in front of her whenever she could, not letting her pass. It made my daughter sad, it broke my heart, and it really made me angry at times too. We tried many tactics to make things work. The school really was not very helpful. How it all started? That girl (the bully) was making fun of some kid for being short...really making him ready to cry, and my daughter tried to ease the situation by saying, "I know lots of really nice short people." Who'd have thought one nice gesture could turn into years of misery for her. That's an experience in life I would change for her, if I could. Luckily, she had/has a strong friend base that builds her up, and I remind her often of how awesome I think she is. :) And I digress, I know. :) I do like the concept of the bully becoming friends w/the person being bullied. It sounds interesting!

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    1. You describe my son Rosey.
      He is sooo nice. Has always been this way.

      I worry for him with the bullies. I've had to step in a few times to get things settled too.

      And just now with my daughter. She is six being antagonized by a 4th grader!! What on earth.

      It hurts to know your daughter has been through this, but I hope it has made her stronger.
      She is brave and beautiful of heart to stand up for another.
      Thanks for sharing Rosey. *HUGS*

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  2. My baby girl was always tall for her age and defended the smaller children in her class. She could not stand bullying. I was bullied for being different; not allowed to attend school dances or watch television. Kids can be so mean. I have to get this movie. It sounds outstanding.

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    1. You must be so very proud of her Judy! That is a wonderful thing to defend the helpless.

      I was bullied too and it stays with you. I encourage my kids to not stand by and let this happen when they see it.

      Thanks Judy.

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  3. Sounds like an interesting movie.

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  4. It sounds like an interesting story to share with teenagers, or school age. It's hard to be nice in school, kids are not nice most of the time.

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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