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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 6 wins & 30 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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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

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2018 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy Erased - Vite cancellate See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$207,057, 4 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,788,692

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,928,149, 6 January 2019
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

24 years before appearing in this film as the unsympathetic father, Russell Crowe played the role of a young gay man in the 1994 Australian film, The Sum Of Us, in which the father was much more tolerant. See more »

Quotes

Jared Eamons: I wish this never happened but sometimes I thank Good that it did.
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Soundtracks

Sola Sistim
Written by Rick Smith and Karl Hyde
Performed by Underworld
Courtesy of Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Wow!
15 October 2018 | by katiefanatic-791-306918See all my reviews

I don't know what I was expecting From this film but this certainly wasn't it. You'll be pleasantly surprised to know it isn't quite as depressing as it sounds like it is (maybe that's why the oscar buzz died down) and it's a beautiful story of a boy born to a family of faith who did what they could to remedy a situation they considered a sin. I wasn't pleased with a scene that set things in motion that could be misconstrued but I won't spoil what it is. It is hard to watch at times and hard to believe there are uber religious people who spew this kind of fear and hate into people, but the film had a (mostly) uplifting ending, and thank good. Coming out sobbing out of 'a star is born' is enough for the week.


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