📽The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) is a drama movie directed by Desireé Akhavan based on a novel by Emily M. Danforth. Starring : Chloë Grace Moretz, John Gallagher, Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, Marin Ireland, Owen Campbell, Kerry Butler, Quinn Shephard, Emily Skeggs, Melanie Ehrlich, and Jennifer Ehle.
The story takes places in the 90s when a teenager girl is caught having sex with a girl, she is sent to a christian Conversion camp to turn her straight as she is struggling with her identity along with others.
This is a good subject to be discussed as many in LGBT community is struggling with this. The 90’s were still struggling years for the community and the movie exploits this in a smart and minimal way the way a good indie movie would.
Chloë Grace Mortez in one of her strongest career performances gives us a raw emotionally-confused teenager struggling between self love and self hate and challenged by her emotions. She carries this independent movie with the help of the good supporting talent who give her room to shine.
The movie has many messages but it does not seem preachy and it comes out in organic way that manages to take us on a character-centric coming of age story and doesn’t resort to cliches.
I did enjoy the calm ambient feel of the movie that is focused on character development above all.
A very nice additon to LGBT themed movies and another masterful work to see by many to feel the struggle of LGBt. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of five.
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