Prayers for Bobby

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 Kelley) 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 (Henry Czerny) 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is asked of him, but through it all, the church's apparent disapproval of homosexuality causes him to grow increasingly withdrawn and depressed.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
Director(s): Russell Mulcahy
Production: Unknown
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.1
TV-14
Year:
2009
90 min
274 Views

said that we should come to you...

What did you do?

It's not me, it's Bobby.

What is it?

I didn't want to tell you but he was...

in such a bad shape, I'm really

worried about him.

He thinks...

he might be homosexual.

He's not.

He didn't want me to tell you. He was

gonna take a bunch of aspirins.

Ok?

You know... he trusted me, you

can't go too hard on him.

Ok, good. It's good.

I'm glad you told me.

There's no doubt in my mind that

God can handle this.

He'll help us.

He'll heal Bobby.

In order for all of us to be together

in the kingdom of heaven,

we cannot stray.

We can't sin like that.

That is a terrible sin.

The bible calls it an abomination.

In Leviticus, if a man lies with

another man,

they should both be put to death.

I will not raise my family not

being together in the next life.

Mary. Can we please worry about this life

before we worry about the next life?

Hey. What's going on?

Isn't there a problem you need to

tell us about?

-No...

-Bobby

If there is something wrong, you

need to share it with your family.

-How could you?

-Bobby...

I'm gonna kill you!

No!

Ok, ok. Enough!

I was worried about you!

I trusted you!

Calm down!

Hey, Ed. Go find some room.

Bobby, we're your family.

We can get through this.

I know that if we trust in God,

we can get through this.

It's curable with his help.

I'm sorry.

I can't help it.

I don't even want it Mum!

What do I do?

Bobby, you're not gay.

You're probably just...

you haven't met a girl that you're

really attracted to.

Please...

Mum, please don't tell anyone please...

- Mum, please don't tell anyone.

- It's all right.

It's gonna be fine.

I was worried about you.

What was I supposed to do?

I'm out of here.

Thank you again for joining us

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