Boy Erased
First screened in September 2018 / Most recently screened in October 2018
Director: Joel Edgerton. Cast: Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Britton Sear, Jesse LaTourette, Joe Alwyn, Xavier Dolan, David Joseph Craig, Emily Hinkler, Troye Sivan, Flea, Cherry Jones, Théodore Pellerin, Victor McCay, Lindsey Moser, Devin Michael, Matt Burke, David Ditmore, William Ngo, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Tim Ware. Screenplay: Joel Edgerton (based on the novel by Garrard Conley).

Twitter Capsule: Not a mold-breaker aesthetically, but a moving story with a deep acting bench. Ends on rare mix of anger and compassion.

VOR:   The investment in the full ensemble helps this drama stand apart. Clearer around the edges than at the center, but tells an important story.

Photo © 2018 Focus Features

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Drama): Lucas Hedges
Best Original Song: "Revelation"

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