Latter Days (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 July 2004 (Israel)
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A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Taylor (as Rebekah Jordan)
Linda Pine ...
Bob Gray ...
Susan's Husband
Judee Morton ...
Noreen (as Judith Morton Fraser)


Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. Christian is a shallow WeHo waiter/party boy who only looks forward to bedding a new guy every night. After Aaron and three other missionaries move into the apartment across from Christian, his friends bet him $50 that he can't get one of them to jump into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron. There are two problems, though - Christian is falling in love with Aaron and the Mormons are not the biggest fans of the homosexual community. Once Aaron is discovered, the two have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they both want to get to the thing that matters to them most: each other. Written by Will

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Aaron prays. Christian plays... Opposites attract.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 July 2004 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

A Tentação de Aaron  »

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Box Office


$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,956 (USA) (6 February 2004)


$5,174 (Hong Kong) (17 December 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film debut for Wes Ramsey, who portrays Christian Markelli. See more »


When Christian and Lila sit down for a talk, after Aaron flies back to Salt Lake, she pours him a drink. Between when he takes a sip and she tells him to "toss it", the level of the liquid at least doubles between camera takes. See more »


[first lines]
Elder Aaron Davis: When I first came to Los Angeles, it looked like just this mass of dots... all jumbled and disconnected. It was pretty disorienting.
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Crazy Credits

A Special Thank You to... The Erik Palladino Screening Room and His Xylophone Backup Singers See more »


Referenced in Bad Boy Street (2012) See more »


Performed by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Written by Dan Dinning, Randel Guss, Todd Nichols & Glen Phillips
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC (ASCAP
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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surprisingly touching...
17 November 2004 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to go into my entire life story here, but I will tell you that i'm a straight person, so it may seem a little odd that I'd like to watch this movie. I work at blockbuster video and I was running movies one day when I came across a movie entitled "Latter Days." This was intriguing to me because I grew up in a mormon household (but am no longer a firm believer). I read that back and was instantly intrigued. I have much respect for both the mormon community and the gay community, so watching this was something I had been anticipating for a while. I was quite curious how the director would portray the life or a mormon who is hiding his sexuality. All in all, I have to say that this movie is definitely worth watching. There have been some negative comments posted about the quality and about how the dialogue didn't seem to flow amazingly well at times, but I didn't notice anything. I was so wrapped up in the plot and the portrayal of the movie that I didn't notice much of anything that was bad. Most of the people that have left comments on here have been gay, so I assume that most of the people watching this movie would be gay males, and if that be the case, it can become very poignant and heart wrenching at times. I know what it's like to be shunned from the people you've grown up with, not exactly how aaron does, but I have a definite feeling and this movie went straight to my heart. As for recommending this movie, I am all for it. Whether you'll enjoy it as much as I did really jumps from person to person, but I say that you should go out and rent the movie just to make sure.

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