Boy Erased

Out Now On-Demand

The truth cannot be converted.

Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea, Lady Bird) leads this true story drama as a 19-year-old who comes out to his parents (Nicole Kidman & Russell Crowe). He is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Written and directed by actor Joel Edgerton (The Gift), co-starring actor and filmmaker Xavier Dolan (Mommy).


Directed by

Written by

  • Joel Edgerton
  • (based on the memoir of the same name by Garrard Conley)

Drama, True Story & Biography


Rating: MA15+ A scene of strong sexual violence


Hollywood Reporter


[A] heart-rending drama.



While Edgerton's fractured approach has a frustrating way of compartmentalising his characters... "Boy Erased" regards everyone with such raw empathy that even its most difficult moments are fraught with the possibility of forgiveness.

Vanity Fair


Boy Erased is still a respectable effort, serious and sober, about a very real, very bad practice. The film's heart is firmly in the right place.

Variety (USA)


Edgerton shows an admirable sense of restraint, even when hitting all the usual beats.

The Guardian


As a PSA it surely has a necessity and it's undoubtedly well-intentioned but as film with its heart in the right place, I just wish its heart was beating a bit louder.

New York Times


"Boy Erased" tries to be more than a simple culture-war morality play, and it succeeds in some measure...

Rolling Stone


Proving again that he's one of the best actors of his generation, Lucas Hedges shines alongside Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in this harrowing real-life tale of a gay teen whose parents send him to conversion therapy

Heartfully heartbreaking

It's well-performed, emotionally powerful and heartbreaking.