Erased Boy (2018)
Based on the memories of Garrard Conley of the same name, Boy erased, the second film from director Joel Edgerton, Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the Baptist son (Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman), including a preacher, who is forced to undergo gay conversion therapy after discovering his sexuality. Although often a dark and heartbreaking film, Edgerton’s drama is also filled with calm moments of empathy and reflection. He is also greatly appreciated by his solid ensemble, which also includes Edgerton in a supporting role, Xavier Dolan, and a rare dramatic performance by Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Flea.
Although it is ultimately Hedges’ central performance that proves to be the most impacting, offering a nuanced and discreetly convincing look to this tormented character. This dark but serious drama is intimate and contemplative, offering a tender and carefully conducted examination of sexuality, religion, individuality and self-discovery.
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