In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

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Desiree Akhavan

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Desiree Akhavan (screenplay), Cecilia Frugiuele (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Chloë Grace Moretz ... Cameron
Steven Hauck ... Pastor Crawford
Quinn Shephard ... Coley
Kerry Butler ... Ruth
Dalton Harrod ... Jamie
McCabe Slye ... Brett
Dale Soules ... Grandma
Sasha Lane ... Jane
John Gallagher Jr. ... Reverend Rick
Emily Skeggs ... Erin
Marin Ireland ... Bethany
Forrest Goodluck ... Adam
Melanie Ehrlich ... Helen
Owen Campbell ... Mark
Christopher Dylan White ... Dane
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In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

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Drama

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Was named one of the 40 best films of 2018 by Sight & Sound. See more »

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Cameron: How is programming people to hate themselves not emotional abuse?
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Features Desert Hearts (1985) See more »

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When Company Comes
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Performed by The Feelies
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Nicely directed, but what's its point?
13 October 2018 | by nnenokSee all my reviews

Throughout the film, I was trying to figure out what's the reason behind making this film now. It's about gay Christian conversion camp set in 1993 and tells us what absolutely everyone (or at least people who this film is aimed at) in 2018 knows - conversion doesn't work. It would make more sense if it would be set in this day and age and would be showing conversion camps that still exist; but a 25 year-old-story is at the same time not old enough to be showing a piece of history, and not recent enough to be relevant to the current state of society.

It also doesn't put a new spin on the story - if anything, it feels like almost the same plot as But I'm a Cheerleader (made in 1999). If the latter would be made today, it would be presented as a parody of Miseducation of CP, as it is a very campy comedy, however, it hits most of the same plot points. My only guess to why this film was made now is that films like this are able to get famous names and thus a more mainstream audience (like with Love, Simon earlier this year), allowing telling stories that were previously aimed at - and seen only by - a narrow group of people; and that someone wanted to do some nice sex scenes in a Christian environment. Now those were worth seeing!


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Release Date:

7 September 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$48,638, 5 August 2018

Gross USA:

$904,703

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,474,577
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