Prayers for Bobby

2009, Drama, 1h 30m

15 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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A devastating true story and terrific performance by Sigourney Weaver give Prayers for Bobby palpable power, although some viewers may find this well-intentioned film too calculating in its efforts to wring tears. Read critic reviews

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In this adaptation of a true story, devout Christian Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) fights to "cure" her gay son, Bobby (Ryan Kelley). Although he tries to please his mother, Bobby cannot change his lifestyle, and his depression leads to suicide. Mary questions her faith and searches for comfort, but after the church is unable to help her cope with Bobby's death, she seeks to understand her opinions on homosexuality for herself. Eventually, Mary becomes an advocate for gay rights.

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Sigourney Weaver
Mary Griffith
Henry Czerny
Robert Griffith
Ryan Kelley
Bobby Griffith
Dan Butler
Reverend Whitsell
Carly Schroeder
Joy Griffith
Shannon Eagen
Nancy Griffith
Susan Ruttan
Betty Lambert
Stanley M. Brooks
Executive Producer
David Permut
Executive Producer
Daniel Sladek
Executive Producer
Chris Taaffe
Executive Producer
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