CAST: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton DIRECTOR: Joel Edgerton Ending 12/6
Boy Erased tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program - or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man's struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.
Even centered on something born of such hatred, the film still places love and redemption at its core.Brian Truitt, USA Today
Hedges, again shining as a sensitive troubled teen, carries the drama, convincingly conveying Jared's confusion, fear and courage.Anita Katz, San Francisco Examiner