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.


  • Blaine Andrews 2011-07-04 14:09:05
    @luanvictor01 Olá Beautiful! No darling I don't in fact truly speak a word of Portuguese, but I visited your beautiful channel and saw a guitar strapped around you that made a rather handsome picture! This is Bobby Griffiths' onetime young lover/boyfriend here, wishing you to know how brave he things you are and how proud you make him! I'm going to stop in on your channel, hit the invite button, and see if we might be able to help you acquire some tools to effectively cope! Blaine
  • luanvictor01 2011-06-29 19:04:59
    OMG! I just cried watching that movie. It's amazing *O*. I'm bissexual and unfortunatelly my father have prejudice ( He don't know about me yet, NOT FOR ME ) I wanna show that movie and tell him that i'm bissexual, but i don't know if i'm alright =(.. Good luck for everybody.
  • soulFulLyrics 2011-06-26 21:40:48
    do you know the title of the song that plays when the mother reads the diary of her son? I'd really appreciate some help :) it's a beautiful movie
  • Blaine Andrews 2011-06-19 20:00:54
    @blingerninja Ciao ! I thank you for that dear friend however, Bobbys' suicide did in fact occur, it will actually be 30yrs ago in 2013! I've personally shed far too many tears in that time, I'm done! I will hound, shame and denounce publicly anyone in authority over young people, who might in this 21st Century fail to sound the alarms if when a child under their care or tutelage, becomes "at risk" or in danger! It is truly profane, the regularity with which this is still taking place! Blaine
  • Revengeancer2.0 2011-06-19 19:41:00
    @blainebill39 My heart and utmost sympathy go to you and Bobby, his mother and family as well. It's an absolute shame that the message came too late--that for some, it took Bobby's departure from this world to bring others to light. Much love to you and everyone who faces the same obstacles.
  • Blaine Andrews 2011-06-19 19:24:33
    @blingerninja Ciao Bello! You "Amico Mio" are just one in a multitude of evolved, empathetic, caring and ultimately sensible human beings! And because I am a "Theist" I thank G-D for it! It's about f**cking time, Bravo!!! At the the time that Bobby and I were "out" and seeing one another, demonization,slander, overall bigotry and quite frankly mass hysteria, were all the order of the day! You "Amico Mio" illustrate just how "Changed" the times truly have be become! Grazie Mille! Blaine
  • Revengeancer2.0 2011-06-19 19:12:07
    @blainebill39 I've been lucky enough to have grown up inside a bubble where none of my role models ever turned their nose up at being gay. I honestly don't see what's so scandalous about homosexuality. A close friend of mine came out about 5 years ago. He seemed scared--I didn't care at all--but I didn't realize until later that his mother actually pushed him away after she found out. Must be a hard life, to worry about what others think of you when you know you're not doing anything wrong.
  • Blaine Andrews 2011-06-17 20:56:58
    @blingerninja Ciao ! Hey "Amico Mio" Bobby Griffiths' old boyhood lover/boyfriend here to tell you what truly amazes him about your honest and heartfelt comment! (Back to the First Person) Comments like yours have begun to define the "Mainstream" of decent, empathetic people in civil societies the world over! Immediately following Bobbs' suicide people in the States, and not to few would remark openly"Good riddance, and why don't you do us all favor and do the same"! Different Times! Blaine
  • SuperRobbie1976 2011-05-15 22:47:12
    life is too precious live and let live
  • Revengeancer2.0 2011-05-06 21:21:07
    I started to make a joke about how funny the mother is in that movie (Conservative in an extremely cartoony way), but as I was typing, the trailer playing, I thought about how awful and frustrating it must be to live your life when those closest to you hammer in your head that you're sick, wrong, fucking up, etc. . . Every night, that dude laid in bed knowing his family was repulsed by who he was. I honestly can't imagine how sickening that must feel.
  • Monkey Wrench 2011-05-06 13:57:45
    @Hersa036 I'm glad you found solace in God but people find solace and comfort in anything, real or not: it's your own inner strenght you need to thank, not some imaginary friend.
  • Hersa036 2011-05-05 17:28:44
    @monkeywrench666 Religion isn't cancer! They who preach are the tumors... Those who believe what those preachers are telling are the cancer... I'm gay but I still believe in God and also that he's accepting everyone as he is... Why should something be a bad thing, that helped me so often to stay alive. so often to not give up?!
  • frankyoriginal 2011-04-30 21:55:53
    LOVE and RESPECT!!!! as simple as that!
  • Marilyn Grasso 2011-04-29 12:21:16
    @carlyschroeder thnks :)
  • Marilyn Grasso 2011-04-28 17:57:29
    Can someone tell me what's the name of the song pls?
  • Monkey Wrench 2011-04-15 13:12:23
    Religion = cancer of humanity
  • Elio E Varona 2011-04-13 02:04:01
    I just watched this amazing movie, and i just can't stop crying!
  • Blaine Andrews 2011-04-12 19:30:19
    @carlyschroeder As Bobby Griffiths Lover/Boyfriend when I was a young man, I've placed numerous posts here, over the past year! Lately, I have been receiving some rather indignant PMs charging that my post were somehow for personal gain!
  • greenwood1987 2011-04-11 05:30:07
    I just saw it, really beautiful and incredible movie, I cried almost throughout the entire movie and I never cry during a movie. I believe it should be mandatory material for every human being. It should be shown at schools or in churches. So hopefully people think about the impact their words have on others and become more accepting and open minded.
  • HEROES9019 2011-04-07 06:45:13
    i always cry every watch this trailer cz so much things i feel it

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