Boy Erased

    Boy Erased


    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.

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    • Lucas HedgesJared Eamons
    • Nicole KidmanNancy Eamons
    • Russell CroweMarshall Eamons
    • Joel EdgertonVictor Sykes
    • Joe AlwynHenry Wallace
    • Xavier DolanJon
    • Troye SivanGary
    • Cherry JonesDr. Muldoon
    • FleaBrandon
    • Jesse LaTouretteSarah


    • 95

      Film Threat

      Boy Erased is a poignant family drama that explores the importance of unconditional love and acceptance of oneself and each other. Edgerton solidifies his triple-threat status, artfully and intelligently crafting a film that resonates with viewers and facilitates much-needed conversation during these trying times.
    • 90

      The Hollywood Reporter

      It deserves praise not as a polemic but as a richly humanistic, emotionally searing drama that sticks in the memory.
    • 80


      The Oscar-nominated Hedges is, as one would expect, superb in the title role, but performances across the board are excellent.
    • 75


      While Edgerton’s fractured approach has a frustrating way of compartmentalizing his characters into their own subplots, making it hard for the movie to convey the full sweep of its emotional journey, Boy Erased regards everyone with such raw empathy that even its most difficult moments are fraught with the possibility of forgiveness.
    • 75

      Vanity Fair

      Joel Edgerton’s earnest, solidly made film will be most effective on, and maybe necessary for, those immediately suffering under the crush of anti-gay bigotry, and those perpetrating it.
    • 75

      The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

      Edgerton, who also plays the tightly wound chief of the conversion-therapy organization here, wrings devastating performances from his cast, including Lucas Hedges as Garrard, and Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman as his parents.
    • 70


      Edgerton shows an admirable sense of restraint, even when hitting all the usual beats. He includes moments of quiet introspection for the characters and the audience alike.
    • 70

      Screen Daily

      Several emotionally attuned performances help paper over Boy Erased’s storytelling weaknesses.

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