2018 (UK), Drama/Romance, 1h 36m
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, Jennifer Ehle, Emily Skeggs, Christopher Dylan White & John Gallagher Jr
In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment centre in a remote area called God’s Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.
This is such an important movie, which needs to be seen!
With an earthy, realistic tone, this timely drama is a fairy straightforward; it’s geared towards the source novel’s young adult audience, but it’s patient and warmly sympathetic enough for others.
This film graphically describes the damage done to the patches of LGBT people by a barbaric “therapy” endorsed by Vice President Mike Pence.
It really respects the vulnerability that accompanies the emergence of any teenagers sexuality. Moretz is phenomenal, this performance is probably among the best of her career.
There are a few cliches which can be seen coming for miles, but Miseducation is otherwise chilling.
It is shot beautifully, and the soundtrack sets the tone for this devastating film perfectly.