This is a tough watch. It's both sad and shocking, especially since I didn't know about conversion therapy until maybe 10-15 years ago. The fact it exists is shocking enough but the treatment of these children is appalling.
Knowing this is based on true events adds more weight, and is further proof Lucas Hedges is an amazing actor. Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton and Russell Crowe are strong, too, but Hedges shines the brightest.
Edgerton (who also served as director) treated the material delicately and earnestly. It ran long, well, more appropriately, it was slow, but Boy Erased powerful and moving. JV