Prayers for Bobby (2009)





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A conservative Presbyterian mother reaches out to the gay community for support after driving her homosexual son to suicide in this made-for-television movie adapted from Leroy Aaron's 1995 novel. Bobby Griffith (Ryan Kelley) hails from a devoutly Christian family. Lately Bobby's been questioning his own sexuality, and upon confiding this information to his older brother, the news quickly circulates to their parents and other siblings. While Bobby's father and siblings resolve to stand by him … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Katie Ford
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 15, 2013



as Mary Griffith

as Bobby Griffith

as Bob Griffith

as Ed Griffith

as Joy Griffith

as Rev Hassler

as Nancy Griffith

as Psychologist

as Betty Lambert

as Reverend Whitsell

as Grandmother
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Excellent performance by Butler. Decent and often understated performances from Weaver and Czerny. Very well done for a made-for-TV movie, but somewhat underwhelming if it had been made as a general release feature film. Wonderful, thoughtful, real-life presentation of the struggles faced by everyday families with LGBT children.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

A sad real story about how intolerance can destroy so many lives, and it is ironic to see that sometimes it takes a tragedy to make some people open their eyes. Sigourney Weaver offers a powerful performance in this made-for-tv movie that tends a bit towards melodrama but is always sincere to what it wants to say.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Thought provoking made for TV drama about the irrevisible damage that can be caused by blind faith and bigotry as well as the callous hatred zealots inflict in the name of their own interest and prejudice against anything they don't understand or agree with. Sigourney Weaver is an amazing actress.

jay nixon

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