In 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a treatment centre in a remote area called God’s Promise. While she is being subjected to questionable gay conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released.
A very gentle look at a disgraceful practice where gay people are subjective to “conversion” therapy to “cure” them and make them heterosexual. Chloë Grace Moretz is excellent as Cameron Post and there is a very good, diverse supporting cast. The story could have been more intense, in my opinion. It’s a bit too gently told. Anyone who thinks that this type of therapy is appropriate (particularly religious people who see homosexual orientation as a sin) should watch this and reflect deeply on the damage they are doing. An important movie but needed to be much tougher.