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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:

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 3 wins & 22 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 is forced to participate 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)

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

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Country:

USA | Australia

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$207,057, 4 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,559,497, 13 December 2018
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

By the time Garrard Conley's memoir was released in 2016, only a handful of states had banned gay conversion therapy, those being Vermont, California, New Jersey, Illinois and Oregon, along with the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.). Mainstream health and medical groups have rejected the underlying assumptions that LGBTQ people need to or can change their sexuality. 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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Written and performed by Troye Sivan and Jon Thor Birgisson
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It didn't really do it for me
11 December 2018 | by m-62584See all my reviews

I'm sorry to say, but I didn't really enjoy this movie. I had high expectations when I saw the cast and crew attached to it. Joel Edgerton's first turn in the directors chair with The Gift was great, I was disappointed in this one though.

First off it's well directed and I'm not gonna deny that, but the color palette was rather ugly, the cinematography was muted, and I never really bought Lucas Hedges as the character he was supposed to be playing, I only saw Lucas Hedges through the whole film.

The movie never really sold me on the idea that he was gay, twice they had some pretty good opportunities to show this and they never really did. Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Joel Edgerton were all just fine, but they could've done better.

I'm disappointed that will all the talent assembled, the end product is just so unsatisfying. When I went to take a piss while watching this movie, I never felt the motivation to stay or like I was missing anything. The music was annoying, inappropriate, and manipulative. About 3 times while watching the movie I thought "you know how much better that scene would've been if it wasn't for that damn music?"

Overall it's a very unsatisfying movie, I think Joel Edgerton should continue as a director, because I know he could make good films like The Gift. It's a movie I don't have any motivation, want, or need to watch again and I'm giving this one a 4/10.


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