Prayers for Bobby Trailer & Clips


Prayers for Bobby full movie is released on Jan 24, 2009. Watch Prayers for Bobby online - the English Biography movie from United States. Prayers for Bobby is directed by Russell Mulcahy and created by Katie Ford with Sigourney Weaver and Henry Czerny. Prayers for Bobby is available online on DIRECTV and Lifetime Movie Club.

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is asked of him, but through it all, the church's apparent disapproval of homosexuality causes him to grow increasingly withdrawn and depressed.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 is driven to suicide. Faced with their tragedy, Mary begins to question her faith when she receives no answers from her pastor concerning her devastating loss. Through her long and emotional journey, Mary slowly reaches out to the gay community and discovers unexpected support from a very unlikely source. The film is based on the 1995 Leroy Aarons book of the same name.

As know as:

Orações Para Bobby, Молитви за Боби, Rugaciuni pentru Bobby, 為巴比祈禱, Молитве за Бобија

Release Date:

Jan 21, 2009

Release Date (Streaming):

Jul 05, 2011


United States



Production Companies:

Daniel Sladek Entertainment, Once Upon a Time Films, Permut Presentations

Official Site:

Lifetime TV


She loves everything about her son... except who he is.


Gail Pennington
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Poignant but as heavy handed as an old after-school special. It delivers an important message, but I wonder whether those who need to hear it will stick around long enough to listen.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 03, 2019
New York Post Staff
New York Post
The cast is just perfect -- not a missed beat. And Weaver? She puts in a performance that is right up there with her best work.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 03, 2019
Joanne Ostrow
Denver Post
It doesn't mean to feel maniacally manipulative. It just happened that way... Sigourney Weaver is the film's strength; the neat Lifetime tie-a- ribbon ending is its biggest weakness.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 03, 2019

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