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Sigourney Weaver gives a powerful performance in this film. She does the story of the Griffiths justice by portraying her in such an honest way. Everyone should learn from what Mary Griffith and Bobby went through. God doesn't make mistakes and Bobby was not one. Would her acceptance have kept him alive? No one knows, but LGBT kids are more likely to commit suicide if they do not have acceptance from their parents. Mary learned this the hard way, maybe by learning from her plight others will not make the mistake she did.
I applaud Mary Griffith for telling her story.
And if anyone is thinking that Bobby's way out is theirs too, think twice because there is so much to live for and it does get better. Day by day, it's getting better with my parents, too. Just like Luke Skywalker, I refuse to give up on my parents because I know there's good there.
"Prayers for Bobby" tells the story of Mary Griffith, who late in life became a gay rights activist. Her path, however, was an unfortunate one. Devoutly religious, Mary was confronted with a question of faith when her beloved son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) admitted he was gay. This was in the early eighties, and Mary's religious education convinced her that the church could cure her son. Feeling guilt and remorse for causing his mother pain and dealing with his true nature as if it were a sin--Bobby battled self loathing and depression. Even having moved away and starting a new life, he couldn't escape his inner demons. When tragedy struck, Mary eventually had to face her own feelings of culpability and reevaluate everything she had been taught to believe.Read more ›
This book PRAYERS FOR BOBBY is about a a young adult named Bobby Griffith who was an all american guy, but who also happened to be gay, and his mother who has to come to terms with the suicide of her gay son. In this book you see how Bobby faced with the pressure of his family and his religion telling him it is wrong to be gay. You will also read many bone chilling excerpts of Bobbys most personal thoughts straight out of his journal, which shows how much Bobby had been going through from the fight with his religious beliefs to selling himself on the streets as a SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVE. There seems like no other answer and soon the pressure is to much to take and Bobby decides to take his own life. Bobbys mom Mary Griffith who was fearful of her sons sexuality and who was a churchgoer used to pray her son would be healed from this sickness, but once her son dies she decided to transform her life by being a national crusador for gay and lesbian youth. This book realy touched my heart and soul because when I was 10 I lost my uncle who was 20 to suicide. We were very close my uncle was not gay as far as we knew, but suicide became something I had no choice but to learn at an early age. This book was a life changing book for me as it made me confront many of my own issues I had to face growing up as a teen.Read more ›
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Very Powerful and moving! I really shared his pain! What a waste that he could not get help when he needed it the most. The actors were wonderful. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Larry T. Johnson
I put off watching this for a while. I thought it would get me really emotional. I was right. It was a very emotional experience watching this. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Robert Nunez
Great movie. Made me cry. Based on a true story. Very sad. But opens your eyes to some peoples true realityPublished 1 month ago by Quality Shopper
I wish I could go back in time and comfort Bobby in his time of pain and desperation.Published 1 month ago by Bryce
Amazing movie, it's the best movie for parents who don't understand why they kids are homosexual. Love it.Published 2 months ago by Rodrigo Mendez
A little preachy but do to the subject matter I'm accept thatPublished 2 months ago by Jerry D. Mills
I live this movie. No matter how many times I've watch it still gets to me. Very powerful movie.Published 2 months ago by francisco