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Friday’s openings redux: Can you forgive the faker?


So, it looks as if the area movie schedule has been finalized, and we have a couple of additions:

"Boy Erased": Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman star, respectively, as the title character and his parents, the latter two of whom think that a religion-based "conversion therapy" will cure their son of his gay feelings. Note: Crowe and Kidman are both Oscar-winning actors.

"Can You Ever Forgive Me": In one of her rare dramatic performances, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, a freelance writer who for a time forged letters from famous celebrities and sold them. No, the letters of Sean Spicer weren't among them.

"Boy Erased" will open also at the Magic Lantern, along with a second-run showing of "Mid90s."

That's the lot. Now go, see a movie. And enjoy.

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