Saturday, January 24, 2009

In Bobby's Lifetime

I'm actually really jealous of everyone that can get Lifetime network because I really want to see Prayers for Bobby which premieres at 9pm tonight (Saturday, January 24th 2009). At this point, no word if it will get played here in Canada. Here's the trailer:

Word is Sigourney Weaver is excellent and the movie is getting pretty great reviews. Weaver plays Mary Griffith, a devout Christian whose son Bobby (Ryan Kelly from Mean Creek) outs himself and is driven to suicide. It's based on a true story.

Plus Henry Czerny as the father! Man I missed him! (He of Patriot Games and many Canadian movies).

Here's the synopsis:
"In "Prayers for Bobby," Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) is a devout Christian who raises her children with the conservative teachings of the Presbyterian Church. However, when her son Bobby (Ryan Kelly) confides to his older brother he may be gay, life changes for the entire family after Mary learns about his secret. While Bobby's father and siblings slowly come to terms with his homosexuality, Mary believes God can cure him of what she considers his 'sin' and persuades Bobby to pray harder and seek solace in church activities in hopes of changing him. Desperate for his mother's approval, Bobby does what is asked of him, but through it all, the church's apparent disapproval of homosexuality causes him to grow increasingly withdrawn and depressed. Guilty over the pain he is causing Mary, Bobby moves away, yet hopes that some day his mother will accept him. His subsequent depression and self-loathing intensifies as he blames himself for not being the 'perfect' son and is driven to suicide. Faced with their tragedy, Mary begins to question her faith when she receives no answers from her pastor concerning her devastating loss. Through her long and emotional journey, Mary slowly reaches out to the gay community and discovers unexpected support from a very unlikely source. The film is based on the 1995 Leroy Aarons book of the same name."

by Vance at http://tapeworthy.blogspot.com

1 comment:

Pavel said...

Many thanx for info! Downloading it... Can't wait to see this!

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