Boy Erased 115 mins

  • Boy Erased
  • Boy Erased
  • Boy Erased

The teenaged son of a Baptist pastor is forced into a gay-conversion program by his parents, in actor-director Joel Edgerton’s emotive drama starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges.

Everyone wants to belong — but what good is belonging if you can't be yourself? Starring Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges and Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, actor Joel Edgerton's second feature as writer-director plunges us into the cloistered world of conversion therapy and tracks a young man's uphill journey from ostracization toward self-acceptance.

Jared (Hedges) belongs to a loving middle-class Arkansas family, with his mother, Nancy (Kidman), and Baptist minister father, Marshall (Crowe). Jared gets good grades, plays basketball, and is in a steady — but chaste — relationship with a girl from school. Everything in his life is going according to plan, until a college friend outs Jared as gay.

Surprised, but attempting to be supportive in their own way, Jared's parents send him to Refuge, a church-supported program predicated on the notion that homosexuality is an affliction, curable through confession, and the reinforcement of gender stereotypes. Overseen by Victor Sykes (Edgerton, in a superbly cagey performance), the program's bullying and bigotry fosters an environment that is anything but a refuge. Though Jared begins the program desperate to be healed, he begins to wonder if it's really others who need healing.

BOY ERASED, which is based on Garrard Conley's eponymous memoir, doesn't take potshots at religious conservatives. Bolstered by uniformly superlative performances — including memorable supporting turns from Flea and Xavier Dolan — the film considers what it means to reconcile one's upbringing with one's own self-respect and moral truths. In so doing, Edgerton contributes to a larger conversation that might help heal us all.

Now showing at

Luna Leederville - session times

Click on a session time to buy tickets ...

Wednesday, 14 November
11:00AM 1:30PM 4:00PM 6:40PM 9:00PM 
Thursday, 15 November
11:20AM 4:20PM 6:45PM 9:00PM 
Friday, 16 November
11:20AM 4:20PM 6:45PM 9:00PM 
Saturday, 17 November
11:20AM 4:20PM 6:45PM 9:00PM 
Sunday, 18 November
11:20AM 4:20PM 6:45PM 9:00PM 
Monday, 19 November
11:20AM 4:20PM 6:45PM 9:00PM 
Tuesday, 20 November
11:20AM 4:20PM 6:45PM 9:00PM 
Wednesday, 21 November
11:20AM 4:20PM 6:45PM 9:00PM 

Luna On SX - session times

Click on a session time to buy tickets ...

Wednesday, 14 November
10:40AM 1:00PM 4:00PM 6:15PM 
Thursday, 15 November
10:45AM 1:10PM 4:00PM 6:20PM 9:10PM 
Friday, 16 November
10:45AM 1:10PM 4:00PM 6:20PM 9:10PM 
Saturday, 17 November
10:45AM 4:00PM 6:20PM 9:10PM 
Sunday, 18 November
10:45AM 4:00PM 6:20PM 9:10PM 
Monday, 19 November
10:45AM 1:10PM 4:00PM 6:20PM 9:10PM 
Tuesday, 20 November
10:45AM 1:10PM 4:00PM 6:20PM 9:10PM 
Wednesday, 21 November
10:45AM 1:10PM 4:00PM 6:20PM 9:10PM 

Luna also recommends...

The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

THE COMING OUT BALL MOVIE is an observational feature documentary that follows a group of older LGBTQIA+ people, who have been invited to attend a ... more

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy

BEAUTIFUL BOY is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s ... more

The Children Act

The Children Act

Direct from sold-out sessions at Melbourne International Film Festival 2018. Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan makes his return to the big ... more