Boy Erased

Release Date: November 2nd, 2018

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe, Flea , Joe Alwyn, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan

Director: Joel Edgerton

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: House , Sacrifice , Growing up , Mother , Forbidden love , Father , Emotional , Office , Love , Family , 2010s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Slate

    Still, to me, Boy Erased feels mostly honorable and fit for its mantle. Whether a great movie about the gravity of gay conversion might ever be made is a trickier, and for now still unanswered, question. show more

  • 90
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    It deserves praise not as a polemic but as a richly humanistic, emotionally searing drama that sticks in the memory. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The film is all the more powerful for its grounding in fact. How powerful? Sufficiently, during most of its length, and extremely during several eruptions of searing drama. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2018)