While clearly and confidently dealing with the emotional abuse of conversation therapy. Boy Erased never quite delivers the emotional attachment to its characters the subject matter deserves. Unlike The Miseducation of Cameron Post in 2017 it struggles to define its core message through the development of its characters. Leaving a slightly bitter taste in allowing religion off the hook in the damage created to young lives.
Boy Erased is a solid film with a strong message, but one that could have achieved so much more.