Prayers for Bobby

Prayers for Bobby

Title: Prayers for Bobby

Release: 2009

Rating: 8.1

Language: English

Country: USA

Runtime: 90

Genre: Biography,Drama,Romance

Prayers for Bobby

Release 2009
Rating 8.1
Language English
Country USA
Runtime 90
Genre Biography,Drama,Romance



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asked of him, but through it all, the church's apparent disapproval of homosexuality causes him to grow increasingly withdrawn and depressed.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

Actors :

... Bobby Griffith

... Mary Griffith

... Robert Griffith

... Reverend Whitsell

... Ed Griffith

... Joy Griffith

... Nancy Griffith