Boy Erased (2019)
Friday 29th March 2019
The truth cannot be converted in the powerful and thought-provoking film Boy Erased, arriving on DVD 17th June 2019 from Universal Pictures (UK).
Based on the incredible true story of Garrard Conley and his compelling book Boy Erased: A Memoir, critics are calling the film "one of the very best pictures of the year" (Scott Mantz, Collider) and admiring the exceptionally raw and passionate performances from Academy Award® nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea) and Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman (Lion) and Russell Crowe (Les Misérables). The critically acclaimed Boy Erased received two Golden Globe® nominations including Best Actor in a Motion Picture and Best Original Song for "Revelation" by actor/singer-songwriter Troye Sivan and musician Jónsi.
Beautifully written and brilliantly executed, Boy Erased also stars Golden Globe®-nominated actor Joel Edgerton (Loving) who lent his talents as director, writer and producer as well as an exceptional supporting cast including Joe Alwyn (Operation Finale), Xavier Dolan (Bad Times at the El Royale), Troye Sivan (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Cherry Jones (Transparent) and Flea (Baby Driver).
This is the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.
An uplifting story of acceptance, Boy Erased comes packed with special bonus features that explore the film's important messages and its relevance in today's cultural conversation, taking audiences deeper into the inspiring coming-of-age tale.
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Jared Revealed - A sit down with actor Lucas Hedges and Garrard Conley, upon which the story is based, to trace the maturation of Jared's character and how the film's depictions and the true events of Garrard's life carefully align
- Becoming the Eamons - As Jared's parents, Nicole Kidman's tender turn as his mother Nancy and Russell Crowe's brutal depiction as Marshall, we are introduced to the characters who have impacted Jared's life the most
- Man Consumed: Joel Edgerton - Cast and crew examine how director, writer, and actor Joel Edgerton immersed himself in all aspects of the production to adapt a film equally as beautiful and poignant as the novel upon which it is based
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.