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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucas Hedges ... Jared
Nicole Kidman ... Nancy Eamons
Joel Edgerton ... Victor Sykes
Russell Crowe ... Marshall Eamons
Xavier Dolan ... Jon
Troye Sivan ... Gary
Jesse LaTourette ... Sarah
Britton Sear ... Cameron
David Ditmore ... Phillip
Matt Burke ... Simon
William Ngo ... Carl
Lindsey Moser ... Tina
Emily Hinkler ... Lee
David Joseph Craig ... Michael
Victor McCay ... Aaron
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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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2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Boy Erased See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Gay conversion not OK
13 September 2018 | by chong_anSee all my reviews

The son of an Arkansas preacher goes to gay conversion therapy, first willingly, then reluctantly. Therapy includes religious (casting out demons), pop-psychoanalytical (family tree, family anger), and behavioral (learning stereotypical male mannerisms). While demanding truth, the conversion leader insists that what his subjects claim to have experienced is insufficient to be truthful.

I have seen movies on this theme before, the most recent being The Miseducation of Cameron Post. However, this hews closely to an autobiography, and at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actual mother and son showed up at the Q+A.

Lucas Hedges and director Joel Edgerton are wonderful as the main protagonists - the son and the therapy leader. Nicole Kidman only plays a supporting role as the mother, still a role bigger than Russell Crowe as the loving but misguided father. This is very much an advocacy film against gay conversion, and has the star power to get to a general audience.


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