Sticks and Stones

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Terence Gavish

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  • Ashley 1 year ago
    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Every kid should be made to watch this movie., May 11, 2009
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    Ashley (Ohio, US) –

    This review is from: Sticks and Stones [VHS] (VHS Tape)
    I know I’m about 10 years too late, but some of the other comments are brimming with naivety and I feel that it’s exactly that type of attitude toward parenting that is responsible for the problem that this film emphasizes. This movie was obviously not made to glorify guns or violence or anything of the like, but to put a spotlight on the very real problem of school aged bullying and it’s effect on the victims. I was only 10 or 11 when I first saw this movie; my mom stopped at a video store on her way home from work one night and picked it up. It really hit home for me when I watched it because I identified so closely with some of the characters. I was picked on alot as a kid and it only got worse as I went through middle school and high school. Looking back on it as an adult some of the things that were said and done to me don’t seem like they were really a big deal, but it’s different when you’re a kid. You don’t yet completely realize that there is a world beyond the school you attend and the neighborhood you grow up in, and spending one third of every day for 12 years in an environment where you are constantly being torn down by your peers can destroy you, mentally and emotionally. Petty issues such as language aside, every child over the age of nine or ten needs to see this movie. It will shock them as much as it will shock their parents, but in a completely different way. I am almost 23 years old now and to this day I will swear up and down that I am a better person for seeing this. To all parents: Do your a kid a favor and stop the destructive habits before they start. This movie would be a perfect place to begin. Expect to be offended if you’re the sheltering type, but also keep in mind that your children are going to be facing much larger issues than foul language. Sometimes it’s good to give them a taste of what reality is like from multiple view points; when it comes down to it, you won’t always be there to cover their eyes and tell them that everything will be alright.
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  • Strawberry Sherbet 1 year ago
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the best!!, May 25, 2002
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    Strawberry Sherbet (London, UK) –

    This review is from: Sticks and Stones [VHS] (VHS Tape)
    I taped ‘Sticks and Stones’ when it first came on TV and I still have to say that this is one of the best movies I’ve seen for ages. The movie is brimming with emotions, teenage angst and is bound to bring back memories if you’ve been bullied but it only goes to show that sometimes, the bullies are miserable people themselves and there’s a reason behind their actions. I’m 16 but I think the movie is suitable for everyone because there are certain aspects we can relate to, regardless of our age. Joey (Justin Isfeld), Book (Max Goldblatt) and Mouth (Chauncey Leopardi) were very convincing as the bullied kids.
    Some scenes are quite angsty and there *is* swearing but it’s really not that bad! The music was cool, and it’s a breath of fresh air to watch a movie that’s centered on the lives of children rather than adults. When I’d finished watching this movie, I actually felt something for the characters and empathised with them,which is why I’d definitely recommend it.
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  • 1 year ago
    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A wake up call., December 16, 2000
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Sticks and Stones [VHS] (VHS Tape)
    I saw this film on TV the other night and it was the best film i’ve EVER seen! I am only 13 and was a bully but this movie made me think what it’s like to be on the other side. I would actuly advise this to be viewed by problem children because there is a VERY srtong message that what you do to other people can affect what they feel, how they treat others and how badly it can affect their future. I all ways knew that what I was doing was wrong but never realised how wrong until I saw this.It’s great and should NOT be banned.
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