Prayers for Bobby2009
Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Critic Consensus: A devastating true story and terrific performance by Sigourney Weaver give Prayers for Bobby palpable power, although some viewers may find this well-intentioned film too calculating in its efforts to wring tears.
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as Mary Griffith
as Bobby Griffith
as Bob Griffith
as Ed Griffith
as Joy Griffith
as Rev Hassler
as Nancy Griffith
as Betty Lambert
as Reverend Whitsell
Critic Reviews for Prayers for Bobby
Poignant but as heavy handed as an old after-school special. It delivers an important message, but I wonder whether those who need to hear it will stick around long enough to listen.
The cast is just perfect -- not a missed beat. And Weaver? She puts in a performance that is right up there with her best work.
It doesn't mean to feel maniacally manipulative. It just happened that way... Sigourney Weaver is the film's strength; the neat Lifetime tie-a- ribbon ending is its biggest weakness.
That said, the movie has flaws aplenty... Still, there's no denying the story's impact, as it echoes more than 25 years after Bobby's death.
Audience Reviews for Prayers for Bobby
A sad real story about how intolerance destroys lives and how it takes sometimes a tragedy to force people to open their eyes, and Sigourney Weaver offers a powerful performance in this movie that tends a bit towards melodrama but is sincere about what it wants to say.
Excellent performance by Butler. Decent and often understated performances from Weaver and Czerny. Very well done for a made-for-TV movie, but somewhat underwhelming if it had been made as a general release feature film. Wonderful, thoughtful, real-life presentation of the struggles faced by everyday families with LGBT children.
Thought provoking made for TV drama about the irrevisible damage that can be caused by blind faith and bigotry as well as the callous hatred zealots inflict in the name of their own interest and prejudice against anything they don't understand or agree with. Sigourney Weaver is an amazing actress.
Prayers for Bobby Quotes
|Mary Griffith:||[Crying] There was nothing wrong with him.|
|Mary Griffith:||There was nothing wrong with him.|
|Nancy Griffith:||Bobby was good!|
|Mary Griffith:||Before you echo AMEN to your home and in place of worship, think and remember, a child is listening.|