Prayers for Bobby (2009)

Prayers for Bobby (2009)

Director Russell Mulcahy

Writer Katie Ford (teleplay), Leroy Aarons (book)

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

Year 2009

Actors Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Austin Nichols

IMDB : 8.1 (12,124 votes)


Description 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.


  • Monkey Wrench 2011-11-11 22:42:51
    @magnusXbane I suspect many out there at the receiving end of some of these religions may still have an issue with it but by all means, liberalism solves all in one quick swoop so why confuse yourself with unnecessary, "isolated" cases? Abusing kids? Keeping whole populations in the dark ages? Forcing human beings to live without basics such as marriage and a healthy relationship? Treating women like 2nd class citizens? Try to study the other side of the coin, in between easy moral lectures.
  • Monkey Wrench 2011-11-10 23:49:37
    @magnusXbane Matter of opinion, I suspect most would agree with my statement (if allowed to grow up within an environment where freedom of choice is allowed, no doubt you'll swear to me that you did)) but if you feel comfortable in your world with religion, good luck to you.
  • tsarli07able 2011-09-07 22:19:00
    @EerieScreams you're lucky i cried already even though i have seen it 6or 7 times1!
  • Justina Kmitaitė 2011-09-05 18:13:53
    I've cried my eyes out when I wached this movie. I think from the bottom of my heart that God loves us all.
  • MARK 2011-08-28 13:07:05
    BOREN! /Looks Crap PS: Only here becoz mates told me to watch this trailer! Sorry for this Dude and what he had to go through with his mom anol but this Is crap! In My Eyes!!! Yawns
  • Monkey Wrench 2011-08-19 10:38:56
    @InMyNightSky As I class people who believe in all sorts of superior beings with super powers as mentally ill, I can only smile and wish you all the best. I'm not hating you by the way - just pitying you. I find solace in family and friends, in the world we live in and in simple and real things. I don't need to bash a bible to feel better about myself or to keep my moral standards in check. Of course many religious people are kind to gay people, not all are as mentally ill as some. Good luck.
  • Blaine Andrews 2011-07-28 16:49:36
    @dillonworth3499 Ciao Bello! Dillon "Amico Mio" It's Bobby Griffiths' old lover/boyfriend "Blaine" here, who regularly trolls these clips to offer supportive and encouraging words, whenever possible! You appear to be a well adjusted "Gay Teen", with a healthy sense of self worth! You make me so fricken proud! Grazie Mille Ragazzo Bello! (Thank You Handsome Boy) Il Tuo Nuovo Amico Per Sempre! (Your New Friend Always) Blaine
  • Blaine Andrews 2011-07-27 21:45:17
    @ali201080 Ciao Bello! No need to analyze at all my friend! However Bobby Griffiths' old lover/boyfriend "Blaine" here, has to tip his hat as it were, because you've made such sweet and generous comments! I saw Bobbys' mother Mary, for the first time since the mid 1990s last week! And she expressed just how moved she has been by so many like yourself, who have reacted with empathy to her sons' story! Con L'Amore e Molti Baci! Blaine
  • Blaine Andrews 2011-07-25 12:47:20
    @uyenst Ciao Bella! Mi Dispiace (I'm Sorry) I do get it so wrong on occasion! Blaine
  • Utony Nguyen 2011-07-25 11:41:37
    @blainebill39 : "I find it that you pose these rhetorical questions for what you, as a well adjusted gay man know the answers to!" Sorry sir, I'm a straight girl ;))
  • Blaine Andrews 2011-07-24 17:55:39
    @uyenst Ciao Bello! "Amico Mio" It's Bobby Griffiths' old lover/ boyfriend "Blaine" here, who could not resist jumping in as it were, to say how fantastic I find it that you pose these rhetorical questions for what you, as a well adjusted gay man know the answers to! I was going to ask for G-Ds blessing upon you, but I clearly have read that he already has!
  • Dillon Worth 2011-07-22 04:27:32
    Why do they have to put the best parts of the movie in the trailer? Ruins the whole thing. Not saying this movie sucked I loved it! I am a gay teen and I know the pain he went through and I feel hurt in his heart at the time. I recommend this movie to every gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender kid I know
  • Utony Nguyen 2011-07-20 14:16:10
    @evilboy2404 :It's crazy how antigay activists are playing "blame the victims" by saying "Homo youth has the highest rate of suicide, this prove how sick and negative these freaks are" when it's them and their stupid bigotry that cornered these young minds and left them no choice but living a lie or die hard :(
  • Utony Nguyen 2011-07-20 14:13:28
    @ptboy18 :as a gay man, you know for sure you didn't choose to be gay. God made you gay for a reason, he should be ok with who you are. Even if God put this to test your faith, alright you don't act gay, good, but deepdown inside, as you can't live with your true nature, I suppose there is sth missing. Does he want to make you feel never fullfilled creating you as a gay man?Ask youself why being gay is wrong?If you don't have any good reason, then just be who God created you as you are.
  • Dexter Lime 2011-07-16 09:35:12
    Did the trailer just show me the whole movie ? =/
  • ptboy18 2011-07-14 04:08:24
    @blainebill39 Hello Blaine, well, I don't have any angst or denial. I know I am gay but my faith would never let me be happy with any man. I love God too much to go against his word. BELIEVE me, it is the hardest thing I've ever had to do but it is possible.
  • Blaine Andrews 2011-07-14 03:28:44
    @ptboy18 Ciao Bello! "Amico Mio" Bobby Griffiths' old lover/boyfriend here! The only thing wrong "Buddy" would be to deny or repress your true nature! If your inclination is attraction to the opposite sex, then of course one wouldn't "Want to be Gay"! But "Amico Mio" please pardon me but that statement is usually accompanied by denial or some other general "Angst"! The fantastic thing is that things are so on the move, that you will likely be able to love who and how you choose! Blaine
  • ptboy18 2011-07-11 03:09:28
    Is it wrong that I don't want to be gay?...
  • ohnana whatsmyname 2011-07-08 00:22:53
    This trailer had me in so much tears, i cant relate so much to bobby, as i also come from a strict religious family. My parents would never change thier views like this lady, shame. :( i dont blame them i blame religion. AND no haters comment back, im only expressiong my opinions, u dont need analize them.
  • Carla Pieck 2011-07-06 21:35:18
    @xbox360sucks1234 I hope she really does =( good luck

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