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Boy Erased (2018)

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The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Director:

Joel Edgerton

Writers:

Garrard Conley (based on the memoir Boy Erased by), Joel Edgerton (written for the screen by)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucas Hedges ... Jared Eamons
Nicole Kidman ... Nancy Eamons
Russell Crowe ... Marshall Eamons
Madelyn Cline ... Chloe
Victor McCay ... Aaron
David Joseph Craig ... Michael
Troye Sivan ... Gary
Emily Hinkler ... Lee
Devin Michael ... Anders
Matt Burke ... Simon
Lindsey Moser ... Tina
Jesse LaTourette ... Sarah
Britton Sear ... Cameron
David Ditmore ... Phillip
William Ngo ... Carl
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Storyline

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Truth Cannot Be Converted

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including an assault, some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2018 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy Erased See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$207,057, 4 November 2018

Gross USA:

$6,788,692

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,853,081
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

24 years before appearing in this film as the unsympathetic father, Russell Crowe played the role of a young gay man in The Sum of Us (1994), in which the father was much more tolerant. See more »

Goofs

On the first day of therapy, Jon arrives late, with the top two buttons of his shirt unbuttoned. A moment later while he's seated and begins buttoning his shirt, the top four buttons are unbuttoned. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Eamons: [to her son Jared] I love God. God loves me. I love my son. That's it. I think for your father it's a little bit more complicated.
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Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 LGBTQ+ Characters in Teen Movies (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Revelation
Written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Troye Sivan and Leland
Performed by Troye Sivan and Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jonsi)
Troye Sivan appears courtesy of EMI/Universal Music Australia Pty Limited
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An impressive movie of a terrifying practice
8 October 2018 | by darrynweinsteinSee all my reviews

It is scary what we do to ourselves and our families. This is a dramatization of a real life horror. Well written, well acted and well directed.


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