Jared Phelps (Kirby Heyborne) has completed two years of full-time missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His mission president has promised him that he ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Phelps
Basketball Player
Kori Swenson
Kelly Powers
Tracy Ann Evans ...
Emma Phelps
Merrill Dodge ...
Brigham Phelps
Maren Ord ...
Sariah Phelps
Curt Doussett ...
Defense Attorney
Wally Joyner ...
Brother Colin Jensen
Jericho Road ...
Prison Band
Gary Crowton ...
Bishop Andrews
Good Samaritan
Larry H. Miller ...
Car Dealer


Jared Phelps (Kirby Heyborne) has completed two years of full-time missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His mission president has promised him that he will be blessed for his service, and he thinks he has it all worked out. His girlfriend has waited for him. His boss promised that he could have his old job back, and he has already sent his application to BYU. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong. His girlfriend dumps him. His losses his job, and he isn't accepted to BYU. Then, it gets even worse, and he has to decide if choosing the right is worth all the trouble. Written by Erin Howarth

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A film about choosing the right...when everything goes wrong. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements

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Release Date:

31 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Returned Missionary  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$130,352 (USA) (31 January 2003)


$1,111,615 (USA) (26 September 2003)

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The set for the bedroom that Jared shares with Humu was built in a prison. See more »


In Jared's new bedroom, the boom mic is visible outside the window. See more »


Jared: Kirby? What kind of a name is that? It's like "Kirby from Rigby likes to play Frisbee."
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Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed in the making of this film...except for that dog - stupid dog! See more »


Edited into The Singles 2nd Ward (2007) See more »


Love At Home
Written by John Hugh McNaughton
Performed by The Rockamatics
Courtesy of Tim Fullmer and Flying Pig Records
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A funny film, even for the non-Mormon population!
24 October 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Jared is a young Mormon man who has just finished his two year missionary stint. He believes he is coming back to a job and plans on proposing to his longtime girlfriend. Horrors! After buying the ring, he learns his girlfriend is two weeks away from marrying someone else and his job is down the drain, too. Not only that, but his parents have sold his car and adopted a young man who is now inhabiting Jared's old room! Whew. Well, there is the den and Jared snags a job as a repo man for a rental company, among other prospects. And, he valiantly tries to sell the ring to improve his cash flow. But, things look up when he meets Kelly. She is the daughter of an important church man and she is beautiful. Can she possibly be interested in Jared? Everyone will take a shine to this film whether they are Mormon or not. The actors are engaging and funny, the script is snappy and the production values are good. There are a few insider jokes about Mormons which may fly over the viewer's head but it does not matter in the long run. If you are searching for another romantic comedy with good principles, put your faith in this review and find this movie. The film delivers a dose of happiness for any member of the viewing audience.

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