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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:

Joel Edgerton (screenplay by), Garrard Conley (based on the memoir Boy Erased by)
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Cast

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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Taglines:

The Truth Cannot Be Converted

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy Erased See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Viggo Mortensen was considered for the role that went to Russell Crowe. See more »

Goofs

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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Joel Edgerton's debut as a feature director is a success!
11 October 2018 | by KarenAMSee all my reviews

Boy Erased is a softer and humanistic portrayal of what is actually happening behind closed doors of many conservative religious families dealing with homosexual relatives. Actor, writer and director Joel Edgerton delivers a story based on a memoir by Gerrard Conley, a story in which parents confront their son and sent him to a anti-gay convention therapy for brainwashing his sins. By rounding up some sharp edges in certain scenes, Joel Edgerton gives us an earnest, deeply moving and gentle adaption of actual events. Leading man of the film is Lucas Hedges, who was nominated for an Oscar for Manchester by the Sea, is running for another Oscar-worthy performance as forcibly outed and confused gay man dealing with his demons and forced to deal with parents' beliefs. Supporting actors include Nicole Kidman, whose performance as a lost wife, heartbroken mother and a silenced woman that is forced to follow her husband's lead, played by Russell Crowe, is cringe-worthy and honest. Finely acted, solidly directed and smoothly written by Mr Edgerton, Boy Erased is promised to be one of the year's most talked about films at festivals and awards seasons.


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