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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.

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Joel Edgerton

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Garrard Conley (based on the memoir Boy Erased by), Joel Edgerton (written for the screen by)
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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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The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

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The Truth Cannot Be Converted

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Biography | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2018 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy Erased See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$207,057, 4 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,351,950, 15 November 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Russell Crowe played the gay son of Jack Thompson in The Sum of Us (1994). Thomspon also played the father of Joel Edgerton's character in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). See more »

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Visible at the conversion camp. The American flag is hung vertically with the field {blue stars} top and to the right. This is an incorrect way to hang the flag vertical the field shall always be top and to the left. (i) When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the observer's left. See more »

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Gary: Fake It Till You Make It
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Boy Erased. A Good Movie with an Important Message.
28 October 2018 | by sybil11See all my reviews

First off, Joel continues to inspire me. Each movie he stars, writes, directs only gets better. I love this man's work & he is definitely underrated, which is what i've been saying for a while now.

Boy Erased (2018), based on a memoir of the same name, touches on important issues that are relevant to today's society. It puts forth an important message which definitely leaves with you after the movie. Without giving anything away, there is one scene in particular that was quite shocking, & I wasn't expecting it. It was good shock value, but it could have been fleshed out more directly, in a way. Nonetheless, the acting was top notch from all of the main cast. I expected nothing less from Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Joel, but also Lucas Hedges, whom i've become a fan of, the more I see his movies. Lucas will definitely be going more places. His nomination for Manchester By The Sea (2016) was well deserved & a sign for many more things to come. I'm also looking forward to his other projects like Mid90s (2018) & Ben Is Back (2018).

In my opinion, the cinematography is done so like your average drama movies. The cinematographer is Eduard Grau, who also worked on other projects with Joel - The Gift (2015) & Gringo (2018). Moreover, also Buried (2010), A Single Man (2009) & Her (2013). A Single Man was beautifully done compared to this, as I felt that more could've been done in terms of depicting emotion with certain shots and scenes. But nonetheless, it doesn't take away too much, if anything, from the film.

This was, as a whole a good movie. However, I feel it could've benefitted from being longer (despite the almost 2 hour run time). I haven't read the book, but being at the Sydney Q&A with Joel made me wonder what he wished he had adapted from the book which he left out, or if there were any deleted scenes he wish he'd kept in the movie. There are other things I felt could've been improved upon in this movie, hence a 9/10, although, those are not too major. Overall, it is well worth the watch!

Thanks to anyone who took the time to read this :-)

PS. Unrelated, but ALMOST got a pic with Joel, hahaha! *internal crying* (jokes!)

  • 9/10.


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