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Some will say The Miseducation of Cameron Post is too subtle, too quiet, and this really isn't a fair assessment; to say something like this is to overlook wholly remarkable, finely detailed filmmaking craft. It hits hard without ever hammering.
Fictional though it may be ... Cameron Post is still divested of the Hollywood-driven tricks that browbeat you into becoming a cheerleader for some manufactured emotional arc. This film stays away from all that disingenuousness.
Apart from Moretz, who is dynamic in the lead, actor John Gallagher Jr. delivers one of the film's strongest performances. Parents, support your kids and see this film, especially if you have a teenager at home.
The searching for identity in a world that contains only narrow definitions of it expands the story, giving it heart and understanding and even sympathy for the adults imposing their warped fears on teenagers who actually do know better.
This is undeniably Cameron Post's story, but as silent horrors befall other characters, I couldn't help wish the film was longer than its brisk 90 minute runtime in order to properly explore the emotional trauma more thoroughly.