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.
Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.
Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)
Written by Jeannie Seely, Judith Arbuckle, Pat Sheeran, Randy Newman
Performed by Irma Thomas
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
"How is programming people to hate themselves not emotional abuse?"
That question, posed by the title character, is at the heart of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, in which Chloe Grace Moretz portrays a teen put in a "gay conversion therapy" camp. If you think gay conversion therapy is a sensible idea and not abusive, then this award-winning film is not for you. For the rest of us, Miseducation is worth the 91-minute run time.
Moretz, one of the best screen actors in her age bracket, does a more than competent job as Cameron. And her scenes with worldly campmates played by Sasha Lane and Forrest Goodluck crackle with authenticity and humor.
The story and dialogue are, overall, just "OK." There's nothing in the story that'll make you exclaim "wow," and I don't think anything in the dialogue's any better than the prosaic quote above.
Still, there's affecting drama here as we watch young people whose very lives and beings are under siege for same-sex attraction.
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