After Cameron Post (Chloe Grace Moretz) is caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, she's quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre 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.
More downbeat than I had hoped
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post review by Champ
This film is well made, very well acted, and tells an important story. But I didn't enjoy it that much. While it was set back in the 90s, so-called "conversion therapy" still goes on, and it just made me angry. I had hoped that the kids reaction would be a bit more subversive and confrontational, but mostly acted as victims in the awful situation they had been placed in.
This is one of those oddities - a film that Mark Kermode liked a lot, and I didn't :-)