For such a prolific director, Dolan isn’t always making the same film. Here he’s crafted a beautiful portrait of a fierce, messy friendship.
Boy Erased succeeds in using one person’s story to shed light on a large reality, and takes the chance to explore notions of identity, family and acceptance.
Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film is an intriguing exploration of identity and family with a superb cast.
What a delight, what a rare privilege, to see a work of art so full to the brim with talent. This is a movie that knows how to find the cosmic in the commonplace, the monumental in the smallest interactions. It is a tragedy, but it is also, simply, life.