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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 July 2018 (France)
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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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Desiree Akhavan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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18 July 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$48,638, 5 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$904,703, 30 September 2018
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Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2018. See more »

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Cameron: How is programming people to hate themselves not emotional abuse?
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References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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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
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Affecting drama about 'gay conversion therapy'
3 January 2019 | by stimp-1See all my reviews

"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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