History Film / PrayersForBobby

27th Aug '17 5:00:42 PM Stevebob
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A 2009 Lifetime movie based on the true story of Bobby Griffith.

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A 2009 Lifetime movie [[BasedOnATrueStory based on the true story story]] of Bobby Griffith.




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* AbusiveParents: Mary, arguably. She forces her religion down her children's throats, in particular Bobby, who she calls "sick" and "perverted" for being gay, trying to 'convert' him. Her actions [[spoiler: drive her son to suicide]]. However, Mary genuinely cares for her children and begins seriously questioning her church's interpretation of Scripture after [[spoiler: Bobby's death]]. In the end, she accepts that her earlier beliefs were wrong and tries to [[TheAtoner make amends]].



%%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Bobby.]]
* {{Gayngst}}
* HeelRealization: Mary Griffith.

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%%* * DrivenToSuicide: Bobby attempts suicide early one. [[spoiler: Bobby.]]
Eventually he throws himself from a bridge into the path of truck and is instantly killed, with the aftermath of his suicide forming the main plot in the second half of the film]].
* {{Gayngst}}
{{Gayngst}}: Bobby, on account of the fact his mother is a conservative evangelical Christian who believes being gay is a sin and won't accept her son. [[spoiler: He eventually commits suicide]].
* HeelRealization: Mary Griffith.Griffith has one [[spoiler: after Bobby kills himself]]..
9th Feb '17 10:39:13 PM creader
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Actually, in this case, ''Michigan'' doubling. Ferndale (a suburb of Detroit) stands in for the suburbs of Portland (the one in Oregon).



17th Sep '16 7:08:21 AM Exxolon
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Bobby is 18 years old, lives with his loving family, goes to church, and... is gay. When his mother finds out, she attempts to cure Bobby with prayers and psychiatric help.

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Bobby is 18 years old, lives with his loving family, goes to church, and... is gay. When his mother (Creator/SigourneyWeaver) finds out, she attempts to cure Bobby with prayers and psychiatric help.
17th Sep '16 7:07:50 AM Exxolon
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17th Sep '16 7:07:35 AM Exxolon
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6th Dec '15 1:28:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: Bobby.]]

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* [[spoiler: %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Bobby.]]
11th May '15 7:06:34 AM RobinHood3000
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* RedemptionQuest: Mary Griffith, who became a gay rights activist after Bobby's death.

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* RedemptionQuest: Mary Griffith, who became a gay rights activist after Bobby's [[spoiler:Bobby's death.]]
11th May '15 7:06:01 AM RobinHood3000
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* CureYourGays: Mary Griffith's strategy, which drives her son to suicide.

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* CureYourGays: Mary Griffith's strategy, which [[spoiler:which drives her son to suicide.]]
29th Mar '15 9:39:48 PM randomtroper89
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The coordinator for the gay center Mary attends is played by Dan Butler, {{Frasier}}'s Bulldog Briscoe.
10th Oct '14 11:39:59 PM Silverblade2
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Some people might find the movie to be rather heavy handed, but one must also keep in mind that this is actually TruthInTelevision in many cases, including this one.
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