In "Prayers for Bobby," Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) is a devout Christian who raises her children with the conservative teachings of the Presbyterian Church. However, when her son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) confides to his older brother he may be gay, life changes for the entire family after Mary learns about his secret. While Bobby's father (Henry Czerny) and siblings slowly come to terms with his homosexuality, Mary believes God can cure him of what she considers his 'sin' and persuades Bobby to pray harder and seek solace in church activities in hopes of changing him. Desperate for his mother's approval, Bobby does what is asked of him, but through it all, the church's apparent disapproval of homosexuality causes him to grow increasingly withdrawn and depressed. Guilty over the pain he is causing Mary, Bobby moves away, yet hopes that some day his mother will accept him. His subsequent depression and self-loathing intensifies as he blames himself for not being the 'perfect' son and ...
She loves everything about her son... except who he is.
Did You Know?
- [13:17]The passage that Mary Griffith refers to is from Leviticus 20:13 and goes: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he would with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." However. the other verses in that chapter also say the same things about adultery, and even bestiality.
- [1:03:10]She quotes Leviticus 18:22 which has a similar passage which goes "22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
The red convertible driven by Bobby's boyfriend as they drove up to his parents' home is a 1986 Alfa-Romeo Spider even though the story took place in the early 1980s. See more
A lot of times, confusions like Bobby's can be caused by a distant father or an overbearing mother.
Well, I had both and I am fine.
Here I Am
Produced by Michael Lloyd
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