Boy Erased

Boy Erased

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Boy Erased

Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea, Lady Bird) leads this true story drama as a 19-year-old who comes out to his parents (Nicole Kidman & Russell Crowe). He is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Written and directed by actor Joel Edgerton (The Gift), co-starring actor and filmmaker Xavier Dolan (Mommy).

2018Rating: MA15+, A scene of strong sexual violence114 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Edgerton shows an admirable sense of restraint, even when hitting all the usual beats.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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Boy Erased is still a respectable effort, serious and sober, about a very real, very bad practice. The film's heart is firmly in the right place.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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"Boy Erased" tries to be more than a simple culture-war morality play, and it succeeds in some measure...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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As a PSA it surely has a necessity and it's undoubtedly well-intentioned but as film with its heart in the right place, I just wish its heart was beating a bit louder.

2.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Proving again that he's one of the best actors of his generation, Lucas Hedges shines alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in this harrowing real-life tale of a gay teen whose parents send him to conversion therapy

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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While Edgerton's fractured approach has a frustrating way of compartmentalising his characters... "Boy Erased" regards everyone with such raw empathy that even its most difficult moments are fraught with the possibility of forgiveness.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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[A] heart-rending drama.

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It's well-performed, emotionally powerful and heartbreaking.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Edgerton shows an admirable sense of restraint, even when hitting all the usual beats.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Boy Erased is still a respectable effort, serious and sober, about a very real, very bad practice. The film's heart is firmly in the right place.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Boy Erased" tries to be more than a simple culture-war morality play, and it succeeds in some measure...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

As a PSA it surely has a necessity and it's undoubtedly well-intentioned but as film with its heart in the right place, I just wish its heart was beating a bit louder.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Proving again that he's one of the best actors of his generation, Lucas Hedges shines alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in this harrowing real-life tale of a gay teen whose parents send him to conversion therapy

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

While Edgerton's fractured approach has a frustrating way of compartmentalising his characters... "Boy Erased" regards everyone with such raw empathy that even its most difficult moments are fraught with the possibility of forgiveness.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[A] heart-rending drama.

0

It's well-performed, emotionally powerful and heartbreaking.

4.0
0