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Boy Erased

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Director: Joel Edgerton

Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Joel Edgerton

Rating: 15

USA 2018, 114mins

Anchored in empathy by writer-director-star Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased is the complex, powerfully performed true story of one young man's struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity

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. Based on Garrard Conley's 2016 memoir of the same name.

Did you know?
This was the first collaboration between longtime friends Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. They were previously set to co-star in a 2005 adaptation of the Australian novel "Eucalyptus," which would have been directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. The troubled production was shut down during table reads of the script.