The Miseducation of Cameron Post” is a humble, poignant, and extremely touching coming-of-age drama that unfolds like a seriocomic “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
‘This is a gripping and sad drama that puts a tremendous amount of faith in its performers and audience, and for all the emotion and tenderness in the rest of this year’s Sundance crop, this is the first film that left me a complete broken-down mess by the end’
‘Chloë Grace Moretz is outstanding in Desiree Akhavan’s beautifully judged drama’
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival where the film garnered positive critical acclaim and won the Sundance Grand Jury prize. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck and Jennifer Ehle.
Writer/director Akhavan and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed coming-of-age novel, which centres on Cameron Post (Moretz) who is sent to a gay conversion therapy centre after being caught with another girl on prom night. The facility is run by Dr. Lydia Marsh (Ehle) and her brother Reverend Rick (Gallagher Jr.), and aims to treat teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” This unusual setting provides Cameron with an unlikely gay community, including the stoner amputee Jane Fonda (Lane) and her friend Adam (Goodluck). Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family to fight and survive.