The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

This Sundance-winning adaptation of the coming-of-age novel of the same name sees a teenager (Chloë Grace Moretz) shipped off to a "conversion therapy" camp by an aunt appalled by her sexuality. Defying re-education - really, emotional abuse and brainwashing - Cameron finds friends amid the pressure to change their orientation. 

"Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for her latest film, a moving comedy-drama set in a 'gay conversion' camp. 16-year-old Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass) is living with her born-again Evangelical aunt while secretly sleeping with the prom queen. When the girls are caught in the back of a car, Cameron is sent to God’s Promise, a Christian conversion therapy centre where teens are 'cured' of their homosexual attractions. It’s in this surreal setting that she forms a close bond with two friends, Jane (Sasha Lane, American Honey, Heart Beats Loud) and Adam (Forrest Goodluck, The Revenant)." (Sydney International Film Festival)

Grand Jury Prize for US Drama, Sundance Film Festival
2017Rating: M, Sex scenes, offensive language & drug use90 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance
87%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

The Miseducation of Cameron Post convincingly explores the banal cruelty of Evangelical gay conversion therapy and sincerely attempts to capture the swirling, contradictory feelings of a teenage girl caught up in it.

3.0
0

A poignant tale of relevance and truth.

Its passionate, provoking and ever-relevant, with a light touch of humour and sound performances reinforcing this rather unique coming-of-age tale to notable heights, but nothing more.

4.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Chloë Grace Moretz plays Cameron with such tasteful reserve, all blank stares and slightly agape mouth in the face of the most ardent down-is-up doctrine.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Pulls back the curtain on gay-conversion camps, offering a valuable (albeit simplistic) alternative to self-questioning young viewers.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Navigating troubled culture-war waters with grace, humour and compassion, "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" is a movie that deserves a wide and diverse audience.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The wheels are always turning, but the performance is subtle. It is far and away the best thing [Chloe Grace Moretz has] done.

5.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

What a shame that this well-meaning and timely look at the absurdity of gay conversion camps - it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year - lacks the teeth to make its points stick.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Opting to dance around its central issue rather than unpack it, its impact is hindered when that political context is considered.

3.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

[Desiree] Akhavan is a master at balancing the highs and lows of Post's story.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Generously peppered with biting humour and warmed by a generous spirit that extends understanding, if not forgiveness, even to the religious zealot characters.

0
Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

The Miseducation of Cameron Post convincingly explores the banal cruelty of Evangelical gay conversion therapy and sincerely attempts to capture the swirling, contradictory feelings of a teenage girl caught up in it.

3.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Chloë Grace Moretz plays Cameron with such tasteful reserve, all blank stares and slightly agape mouth in the face of the most ardent down-is-up doctrine.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Pulls back the curtain on gay-conversion camps, offering a valuable (albeit simplistic) alternative to self-questioning young viewers.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Navigating troubled culture-war waters with grace, humour and compassion, "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" is a movie that deserves a wide and diverse audience.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The wheels are always turning, but the performance is subtle. It is far and away the best thing [Chloe Grace Moretz has] done.

5.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

What a shame that this well-meaning and timely look at the absurdity of gay conversion camps - it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year - lacks the teeth to make its points stick.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Opting to dance around its central issue rather than unpack it, its impact is hindered when that political context is considered.

3.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

[Desiree] Akhavan is a master at balancing the highs and lows of Post's story.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Generously peppered with biting humour and warmed by a generous spirit that extends understanding, if not forgiveness, even to the religious zealot characters.

0

A poignant tale of relevance and truth.

Its passionate, provoking and ever-relevant, with a light touch of humour and sound performances reinforcing this rather unique coming-of-age tale to notable heights, but nothing more.

4.0
0