Boy Erased
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Boy Erased

English
BiographyDrama
16 Nov, 2018
1 hrs 57 mins
76%
336 votes
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After being out to his father, a Baptist preacher father, Jared is forced to attend a church-approved gay conversion program.
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Verdict: Lucas Hedges is the soul of this socially powerful drama. Based on the memoir by Garrard Conley and directed by Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased deals with conversion therapy. While LGBTQ rights have made great progress over the recent years, conversion programs that try to `save` kids from `sinful thoughts` still exist in the U.S. which makes this film quite relevant in this age. What`s Boy Era... ...Read full review
While the camerawork by Eduard Grau is elegant, the frequent use of slow motion and flashbacks tends to further impede an already glacial pace. ...Read full review
Edgertons direction is taut and effective during the tense senses at the facility where the silences feel eerie and the homophobia seems unnerving. Its a pity that the scenes between the Conley family dont have the same kind of impact. Nevertheless, Boy Erased, despite its inconsistency, Boy Erased tells a powerful story with finesse and the right amount of grit. ...Read full review
Nicole Kidman`s Nancy hauntingly brings forward the dilemma she faces as a mother and a believer while Russell Crowe`s Marshall Eamons` is a superbly measured take that progresses towards a turbulent realization. This film is a delicately navigated, tempered drama that conveys much more because of its minimalist affectation. ...Read full review
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