Valentine Road

Movie review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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age 16+

True story of kid's gender exploration that ends in murder.

NR 2014 89 minutes

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age 12+

Amazing… yet!

This was a sad and tragic story, I watch any murder documentary I can get my hands on, and this one just got me, had me in tears and also had me fighting mad! How dare those three drunken cake eating “b”s say “he fixed a problem” a problem?!?! Another child acting different than a another is a problem enough to stare at another child for more than a few minutes and then put two NOT one but TWO bullets into the back of his head?! I don’t care what he went through as a child or how he grew up or what age he was, he knew this was wrong at 14 and knew it would probably end this other child’s life… and the balls of these women to publicize that message is just disgusting! He planned this, he took a life, he should never see the light of day again. I hope him and those three women get a lot of backlash for this documentary it is well deserved! I showed my 12 year old daughter this documentary to teach her to watch for the signs of this kind of hate and I hope she never has to experience anything like this herself. I’d like to ask those woman and anyone else supporting this murderer how they would feel if this was their child dying in a hospital bed over stupid selfish hate.

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age 5+

Making the killer the victim !

I think children of all ages should watch this to educate them on bullies and accepting those who are different. Brandon was clearly a bully. He killed in cold blood a young man for his differences. This was So tragic and heartbreaking then to make it worse they turn the KILLER into the victim which is disgusting. At the age of 14 you know right from wrong. You know that shooting someone in the back of the head not only once but twice is murder!! And yes, it was premeditated! Those jurors and teachers wouldn’t have been supporting him if it were their kid he killed in cold blood. He is a killer and it Is disgusting that this documentary focused more on the killer and less on the ACTUAL victim ! He should have received life !!!! There was NO reason at all that could justify what he did to Larry ! And it shows you how closed minded and ignorant people are !! Also, to the ONE teacher who made Larry feel accepted and loved and free to be himself, You are the real hero in all of this ! More people should be like you! To those other teachers, saying basically it was his fault because of how he wore makeup and dressed, you are disgusting and you are what is wrong with this world today. I hope you do not have kids because If you do I’m sure they will be as closed minded as you and probably as messed up as Brandon !!! If you have kids and watch this movie, and you have as little compassion for Larry as they Did in this documentary, then I feel bad for your children. Because had that been one of my children that got murdered in cold blood, Brandon would do LIFE because I would make sure of it ! The message this documentary sends is it’s ok to kill someone who is different then you.

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