• Prayers for Bobby (2009)

Prayers for Bobby

Release Date: 2009

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Dan Butler, Austin Nichols, Carly Schroeder, Shannon Eagen, Scott Bailey

Director: Russell Mulcahy

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Love, Moving, Transformation, 1980s, Son, Mother, Inspiring

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie