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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.

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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 8 wins & 39 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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Storyline

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)

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

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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:

$7,928,149
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Garrard Conley: the author of the book appears as a staff member on Jared's first day of therapy. See more »

Goofs

The flag in the therapy room is hung backwards, with the canton to the right. See more »

Quotes

Gary: Fake It Till You Make It
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Written and Performed by Mike Selemon
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Meh.
6 April 2019 | by ollywill-08723See all my reviews

Boy Erased could've easily been a seriously impactful & powerful film - considering the subject matter & its focus on the horrors of conversion therapy in the US - but it sadly lacks the emotional punch its trailers seemed to suggest it possesses; if anything, they were far more moving than the actual movie itself... It's littered with astonishingly bad, clichéd, cheesy lines of dialogue; ill conceived, constructed & directed scenes & a story which seems to wander aimlessly for nearly 2 hours - I've no idea if the blame lies with amateur writing or the director who failed to realise the potential in the concept / story. The performances are also frustratingly underwhelming & Troye Sivan's appearance acts as nothing more than a glorified cameo; he's usually seen looking bored in the middle of a panning shot depicting people's reactions, reflecting how I felt while watching throughout - obviously only there to promote his new music. Its only minor success I feel the compulsion to acknowledge is in capturing the absurdity & ridiculousness of people's religious practices & beliefs - & though the acting didn't really sell these sequences or make me believe they were real enough to emotionally invest myself in the events as they unfolded, it's worth commendation for the sheer bravery of an attempt.


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