The son of a Baptist preacher unwillingly participates 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 11 wins & 47 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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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

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 »

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Trivia

This was the first film to feature longtime friends Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. They were previously set to co-star in a 2005 adaptation of the Australian novel "Eucalyptus," which would have been directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. The troubled production was shut down during table reads of the script and Kidman and Crowe had looked for a new shared project ever since. See more »

Goofs

The flag in the therapy room is hung backwards, with the canton to the right. 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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Evelyn's Quest
Written and Performed by Mike Selemon
Courtesy of Mike Selemon
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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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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