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Boy Erased (2018)

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


Joel Edgerton


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 11 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »





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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Truth Cannot Be Converted


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The film was supposed to be released theatrically in Brazil on January 31, 2019 by the United International Pictures. However, the distributor canceled the release. When questioned by many media outlets and future viewers who were concerned about a possible case of censorship (due to the film's topics) the reason given was the weak box-office results in U.S. and lack of nominations for the Oscars (when it had a clear chance during the awards season). See more »


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 »


Jared Eamons: [to his father] I'm gay, and I'm your son. And neither of those things are going to change. Okay? So let's deal with that!
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Fine Again
Written by Shaun Morgan (as Shaun Welgemoed) and Dale Stewart
Performed by Seether
Courtesy of The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group
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Incredible but moving
31 March 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

Boy Erased is the adaptation of Garrard Conley's memoirs published in 2016. Jared is nineteen years old when his parents learn about his homosexuality. He is then taken, more or less voluntarily, to a conversion center as part of a therapy called 'Source' during which he is subjected to a veritable mental torture to force him to change and correct his alleged deviance, within a childish and humiliating environment.

It is overall excellent, with a small damper: throughout the movie, all adult men are systematically as religious as obtuse. Jared will be accepted and understood by only one person: his mother. This context is excessively negative and the movie probably loses some credibility. Unless it's unfortunately the reality ... That being said, it's clearly a good movie.

Moreover, the author Garrard Conley is 34 in 2019, we can legitimately deduce that the film takes place in 2004. So, very recently, almost yesterday. Personally, I was absolutely unaware of such practices. Incredible and appalling!

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Release Date:

8 November 2018 (Australia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$207,057, 4 November 2018

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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