I saw bully the other day, it was only now released in portugal, which is great because after seeing the piece of shit that was ken park, I was pleasently surprised. But I would like to have seen this one before elephant, I think van Sant borrowed some of clark's ideas, like mentioning rap videos, video games, absense of parents... but never really pointing his finger on anything as the cause of violence.
It's a good film, good screenplay and good acting. I hated some shots, like the one where they are on the front yard of the hitman and the camera was going round and round for two minutes. The relations between characters are very intelligently developed up until the killing. The ending is perfect, every kid is "fatalized", turned into a state of humiliation worse than death, like in mortal kombat.