Based on a book, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Chloe Grace Moretz character who after losing her parents is living with what appear to be foster parents.
When she is caught with a woman by her boyfriend, her religious foster parents force her into signing up to a gay-conversion therapy camp where she is bombarded by misguided teachings stuck very much in the past.
The majority of the film takes place at this camp and chronicles her experience and struggle trying to come to terms with what this therapy wants of her.
Acting wise Moretz gives a great performance here and is very convincing, probably my favourite performance of her career. She instills a kind of raw innocence and confusion about her sexuality and really nails the body language & subtleties.
Throughout the film we are given glimpses of her past through simple flashbacks which work pretty well mixed in with some dream sequences via some good editing.
Pacing wise the film doesn’t slow down too much and never feels rushed or drawn out , I suppose it feels like the perfect length for a film like this.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post forgoes any flashy cinematography to let the actors performances really shine through and to me it’s one of the reasons that this film works so well to show that gay conversion therapy really has no place anywhere for any reason whatsoever , even the comparatively tame one depicted here.
Id definitely recommend The Miseducation of Cameron Post as it is a timely drama with great performances and even with the sad topic leaves you with some feeling of hope and a smile on your face.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is in cinemas from today in Australia, thanks to Rialto Distribution for the screener , always a pleasure working with you