A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
This is the second indie film in which actor John Gallagher Jr. plays a character who operates a facility for troubled youth. The first was in Short Term 12 (2013), where Gallagher's character ran a group home for troubled teenagers with his girlfriend played by Brie Larson. In 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' however, he runs a gay conversion therapy center for teenagers with his sister played by Jennifer Ehle. See more »
While the film itself is superb, it's also likely to fly too far under the radar to land Moretz any awards
Chloë Grace Moretz has been squarely on our radar since 2011's phenomenal 'Hugo.' In 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post,' she plays a high school junior who gets caught in the back seat of a car with another girl during prom and is subsequently sent to a religious gay conversion facility.
Playing a gay character is a rite of passage for many young actors and actresses. At its most poignant, such a performance brings the potential for an Academy Award into the realm of possibility (Tom Hanks in Philadelphia is one such example). In 'Miseducation,' Moretz puts her acting chops on full display and we couldn't be happier to see her continuing to push the boundaries of her talent.
While the film itself is superb, it's also likely to fly too far under the radar to land Moretz any awards. However, the expectations for her to someday have enough hardware to fill up her mantle have never been higher.
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