Boy Erased tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling 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 (Joel Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.
The truth cannot be converted. Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.. Boy Erased Wiki
I've heard some weird hypes surrounding this movie, heard it was banned from some conservative third world countries, that I took my time to check it out. The premise is promising, but the execution... So bad! Very boring and way too long, besides being somewhat pretentious. Not worthy of your money and time! Save them for something better.
Amazing performances with an absolutely heartbreaking, yet still uplifting, true life story
As a Christian you never have to reconcile Love with your beliefs...Love is your belief.
This movie will really stop and make you think
A story that needs to be told. A wonderful movie about real people and the ignorance of many poeple when it comes to homosexuality. The acting is superb and the story is very well written
Beautiful story. Brilliantly done. A good cause.
This is very deep, emotional, and real. We need more movies like this to show the world the darkness and encourage the banning of conversion therapy. LGBT are born this way, and they’re human just like the rest of us and should be treat equally.
2 words. EMOTIONALLY SHOOK
This movie is amazing
Read the title
the portait of the mothers role in this film was so moving to me as a mother of a teenager myself.The writing and then portrayal by Kidman is superb.Did I want to watch a movie about a subject i already knew was painful and sad? Not really. But the writing acting presentation is so good. Like Brokeback Mountain I leave this film but it has not left me and I not only learned things it gripped me in a way that lasting memories in life do.
Painful insight into the realities of evangelical Christian child abuse.
Conversion therapy camps for LGBTQ youths are still prevalent in most states in the US in part because most states in the US still lack the same legal protections for LGBTQ people as for the rest of the population - this extends far beyond cakes to a lack of anti-discrimination measures for housing, jobs, and access to vital legal and medical services, and for homeless LGBTQ people (40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ despite them being about 5% of the overall population) they can be and often are denied access to shelters and necessary community and government services (many are forced to leave unaccepting and unhealthy home environments and are often seperated from legal identification, so on top of the loss of family support and homlessness they also struggle to be able to find work and stability because of that lack of legal ID. And many shelters and services for the homeless and low-income are run by religious organizations, so they can and too often do turn away LGBTQ people that desperately need to access these services). This won't change until LGBTQ people are covered under the same civil and legal rights afforded to everyone else nationwide in the US, and non-discrimination ordinances need to be enacted in the meantime for those rights to be gained and protected.
This movie needs to be erased! 👎👎💩