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Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs—but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.

Writer/director Desiree Akhavan and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed eponymous coming-of-age novel and create a refreshingly original teen movie. Balancing out inherent drama with understated humor, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST looks at a teenage girl grappling with pain and loss, but at the same time, she is creating a family on her own terms and learning what it means to empower herself by having confidence in her own identity.

~2018 Sundance Film Festival (U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    91 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    USA / UK
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Note
    a FilmRise release
  • Director
    Desiree Akhavan
  • Screenwriter
    Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele
  • Cast
    Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard
  • Cinematographer
    Ashley Connor
  • Editor
    Sara Shaw
  • Composer
    Julian Wass