Boy Erased (2018)
Based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the identical title, Boy Erased, director Joel Edgerton’s sophomore function, Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of Baptists (Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman), together with a preacher, who’s pressured into homosexual conversion remedy after his sexuality is found. Though typically a somber and harrowing movie, Edgerton’s drama can also be stuffed with quiet moments of empathy and reflection. It’s additionally benefitted enormously by its robust ensemble, which additionally contains Edgerton in a supporting function, Xavier Dolan, and a uncommon dramatic efficiency from Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea.
Though it is finally Hedges’ central efficiency that proves to be essentially the most impacting, offering a nuanced and quietly compelling take a look at this tormented character. This dark-yet-earnest drama is intimate and contemplative, offering a young, carefully-realized examination on sexuality, faith, individuality, and self-discovery.
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