Boy Erased

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Moving, mature conversion-therapy drama has strong cast.

R 2018 114 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 15+

Hard to watch but necessary!

I think that Boy Erased is a disturbing film, as it shows the reality and the true horrors of conversion therapy, and the way the story is handled, I like the back and four scenes where we have more context of why is Jared in the place where he is. Other thing that the movie shows, apart from what's wrong with conversion therapy, but it also shows and deals with a hard subject to talk about and its rape, in which it also shows how men are also victims of sexual abuse, and the scene where it happens is like a horror movie because it is reality, it happens. Although the whole movie is traumatic, it's necessary to be watched by a lot of people to know that this happens and should be stopped. In a cinematic perspective, it is a great movie, it is well acted, well directed, the cinematography is amazing and the whole movie, in general, is great. I wish to have seen more of the love story that Jared had, but I know that they didn't address it as it wasn't the main focus of the film. (But still, I wanted to watch more of his...)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 16+

I love this movie but one scene is very disturbing

You left out in the sex section that around 30-40 minutes in the main character is raped in college!

This title has:

Too much sex

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