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Re: Favorite Movies with the Theme of Bullying

Postby otis_b_flywheel » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:31 pm

Haha, if I'd paid proper attention to the previous posts I would have known Good and bad at games was on YouTube!
I've now at last seen both this and The Reunion. Good and bad at games is obviously very dated but none the worse for that. I found it intriguing and somewhat disturbing in terms of what it left out or made only passing references to (e g Northern Ireland), and it thus left quite a bit to one's imagination, which was interesting. It seems to bite hard at the attitudes fostered by traditional English private schools (WHY ON EARTH are they called "public" there?) and I have a lot sympathy with that.
The Reunion I found creative and original, but there was a vindictive element about it that left me a bit cold. I'm a Buddhist and therefore believe in forgiveness. I like to think I've forgiven most of the (many) people who bullied me at school - and at times since - and reckon that it wasn't their fault that they didn't know I was dyspraxic. I'm not a big fan of school reunions but did attend one in 1996 that I greatly enjoyed, not least because several individuals who hadn't been very nice to me at school came to me and re-introduced themselves in a friendly way.
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Re: Favorite Movies with the Theme of Bullying

Postby Ram » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:01 pm

otis_b_flywheel wrote:Haha, if I'd paid proper attention to the previous posts I would have known Good and bad at games was on YouTube!
I've now at last seen both this and The Reunion. Good and bad at games is obviously very dated but none the worse for that. I found it intriguing and somewhat disturbing in terms of what it left out or made only passing references to (e g Northern Ireland), and it thus left quite a bit to one's imagination, which was interesting. It seems to bite hard at the attitudes fostered by traditional English private schools (WHY ON EARTH are they called "public" there?) and I have a lot sympathy with that.
The Reunion I found creative and original, but there was a vindictive element about it that left me a bit cold. I'm a Buddhist and therefore believe in forgiveness. I like to think I've forgiven most of the (many) people who bullied me at school - and at times since - and reckon that it wasn't their fault that they didn't know I was dyspraxic. I'm not a big fan of school reunions but did attend one in 1996 that I greatly enjoyed, not least because several individuals who hadn't been very nice to me at school came to me and re-introduced themselves in a friendly way.
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It's interesting that you've brought up the topic of vindictiveness. I would say that both John Cox in Good and Bad at Games and Anna Odell in The Reunion are equally vindictive. Nevertheless, I would say that the bullies in the former film seemed much more malicious than they were in the latter and perhaps more deserving of revenge. But the ultimate message of Good and Bad at Games seemed to be that revenge is not the way forward.

On the other hand,Anna Odell makes a big martyr of herself in The Reunion even though she has become vindictive to the point of being a bit of a pain in the neck as an adult. After all, the people who attended the Reunion seemed pleasant enough until she relentlessly antagonised them. And I lost further sympathy for her when she kept hounding people who didn't reply to her messages. (From the film, it seems that the Swedes are as indirect at saying no as the English!)


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