I dare you: Watch this trailer without ugly crying.
Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea, Lady Bird) is the son of a baptist preacher (Russell Crowe) who is forced to participate in a brutal, church-supported, gay conversion program. Nicole Kidman is his very conflicted mother.
“The way in which she and her husband feel about putting [Jared] into conversion therapy, I wanted that to come from a place of a mother thinking it’s the right thing to do,” Kidman said to Entertainment Weekly. “Nothing that she did was vindictive, which is probably why they have such a strong relationship now.”
Boy Erased was written and directed by Joel Egerton (who also stars as the preacher who heads up the convention therapy center).
Also at the center? Troye Sivan (who sings the haunting song in the trailer) and cutie-patootie Canadian director Xavier Dolan.
Boy Erased hits theaters Nov. 2.
OSCAR NOMS ALL AROUND!
Photos: Focus features via the trailer