BOY ERASED (15)
D: Joel Edgerton
Focus Features/Perfect World/Anonymous Content/Blue-Tongue/Blossom (Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin & Kerry Kohansky Roberts)
USA 🇺🇸 2018
W: Joel Edgerton [based on the memoir by Garrard Conley]
DP: Eduard Grau
Ed: Jay Rabinowitz
Mus: Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurrians
Lucas Hedges (Jared Eamons), Nicole Kidman (Nancy Eamons), Russell Crowe (Marshall Eamons), Joel Edgerton (Victor Sykes), Joe Alwyn (Henry Wallace), Xavier Dolan (Jon), Flea (Brandon)
Based on a memoir by Garrard Conley, this film adaptation undertakes name changes as it presents an account of a young man's experiences at a therapy program which specialises in gay conversion after he is forced to come out to his devoutly religious parents.
The performances from the entire cast are great, especially Lucas Hedges in the lead and Joel Edgerton gives a good supporting performance whilst also serving as writer, director and co-producer of the movie. It's probably quite unfortunate that he didn't receive an Oscar nomination for the screenplay. At least the Golden Globes recognised it, nominating the Hedges for Best Actor (Drama).