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Boy Erased

1hr 54mins
Directed by
Joel Edgerton
Lucas Hedges,
Nicole Kidman,
Russell Crowe

Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe star in Joel Edgerton's adaptation of Garrard Conley’s memoir.

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.

Review Text

Boy Erased regards everyone with such raw empathy that even its most difficult moments are fraught with the possibility of forgiveness.

Review Author
David Ehrlich
Review Publication
Review Text

Edgerton has a lot to say with Boy Erased; it's a virtuous film. But Hedges is the movie's heartbeat.

Review Author
Stephanie Zacharek
Review Publication
TIME Magazine
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The film boasts a range of great performances by fine actors, including the up-and-coming and soon to be ubiquitous Lucas Hedges.

Review Author
Bruce DeMara
Review Publication
Toronto Star

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