Boy Erased

Boy Erased
  • 2018
  • US / Australia
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joel Edgerton
  • Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton

Jared (Hedges) is the 18-year-old son of a Baptist pastor in Arkansas, struggling with his sexuality in a state where to be gay is a source of shame. Edgerton rarely goes for the emotional jugular in this tale of gay conversion therapy; it’s a well-crafted, if not very illuminating look at a deeply disturbing practice.

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Boy Erased

4 Feb 20193 stars

Gay conversion therapy is the disturbing focus of a restrained drama from Joel Edgerton

Films often come in pairs and so it is with Boy Erased, which offers its own angry-yet-measured take on gay conversion therapy soon after the similarly themed and pitched The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Actor Joel Edgerton follows his genre-bending…

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