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Boy Erased

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Joel Edgerton
  • 110 mins
  • 15

Summary

A Baptist preacher's son is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion programme after being forcibly outed to his parents. Drama based on the book by Garrard Conley, starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Joel Edgerton, who also wrote the screenplay and directed

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

In this sensitive drama, Lucas Hedges stars as a gay teenager in Arkansas who is outed to his Baptist preacher father Russell Crowe and mum Nicole Kidman. Homosexuality goes against their beliefs, so Hedges is enrolled in a strict, religion-based programme that pressures "patients" to change their sexual orientation. Based on the experiences of a real person (LGBTQ activist Garrard Conley), this heartbreaking story is brought to the screen by writer/director Joel Edgerton, who also co-stars as the conversion-therapy leader. Hedges is quietly affecting in the lead, portraying a confused young man wrestling with his emotions as he seeks self-acceptance.

Credits

Cast

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Jared EamonsLucas Hedges
Marshall EamonsRussell Crowe
Nancy EamonsNicole Kidman
Victor SykesJoel Edgerton
BrandonFlea
HenryJoe Alwyn
JonXavier Dolan
Dr MuldoonCherry Jones

Crew

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DirectorJoel Edgerton

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2019-02-08
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, disturbing content.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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