Prayers for Bobby

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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is asked of him, but through it all, the church's apparent disapproval of homosexuality causes him to grow increasingly withdrawn and depressed.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 ...

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Writer: Katie Ford (teleplay), Leroy Aarons (book)
Production: N/A
Year: 2009
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 24 Jan 2009
Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations.


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Mary Griffith - Sigourney Weaver
Robert Griffith - Henry Czerny
Bobby Griffith - Ryan Kelley
Ed Griffith - Austin Nichols
Joy Griffith - Carly Schroeder
Nancy Griffith (as Shannon Eagan) - Shannon Eagen
David - Scott Bailey
Psychologist - Lee Garlington
Ophelia - Madge Levinson
Reverend Owens - Marshall McClean
Betty Lambert - Susan Ruttan
Reverend Whitsell - Dan Butler
Michelle - Anna Badalamenti
Doug - Ele Bardha
Marge - Linda Boston
Councilman - Marty Bufalini
Cheryl - Hadas Corey
Celeste - Sonja Crosby
Greg (as Bryan Endress-Fox) - Bryan Fox
Jill - Amber Gale
Citizen - Colleen Gentry
Mike - Ryan Haber
Minister - Ed Kelly
Guy at Gay Bar (as Patrick Kenney) - Patrick Michael Kenney
Football Player - Andrew Kruczynski
Rev. Michaels - Rusty Mewha
Jackie (as Janice O'Neill-Sparr) - Janice O'Neill
Teen on Mailbox - Spencer Perrenoud
Trucker - Jim Porterfield
Rev Hassler - Dan Wells
Sheila - Claire White
Margaret - Melanie Wilson
City Councilman - Max Bassett
Diner / Mourner / Parade Onlooker - Dennis Budziszewski
Student - Sara Cicilian
Boy on Bus - Rusty Daugherty
Councilman - William C. Fox
Bar Star - Jeff Fryer
Mourner / Parade Goer - Penny Gibbs
Green-Haired Parader - Ari Grant
Parade Onlooker - Mary Griffith
Parishoner - Axel Harney
Heckler #1 - Sam Logan Khaleghi
Protester - Tevis R. Marcum
Man at Bar - Brent Mata
Protester - Anthony Moscato
Parade Attendee - Asanté Ramone
Bar Patron - Ray Daniel Rogers
Protester - Grace Anne Rowan
Young Hipster - Sean Scarlett
Girl on Bus - Lauren Mae Shafer
Protestor - Garrett Thierry
Councilman - Billy Whitehouse