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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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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

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Aaron prays. Christian plays... Opposites attract.

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

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1 July 2004 (Israel)  »

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A Tentação de Aaron  »

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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$5,174 (Hong Kong) (17 December 2004)
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Through researching his role as a man with AIDS, Erik Palladino discovered that some of the medications his character was taking would cause at least some hair loss. Therefore, he took a pair of clippers to his own hair to create bald spots, although he shot all of his scenes in one day. See more »

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When asked for his first name Aaron says he is not allowed to use his first name. Missionaries are not allowed to call each other by their first name but there is no rule that says you can not tell people your first name. See more »

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

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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If I Could Be With You Now
Performed by Bobby Joyner & Dean Nolen
Written by C. Jay Cox and Eric Allaman
Published by Potemkin Publishing BMI
Produced by Rudy Guess, Eric Allaman & Michael Lloyd
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truly moving
12 December 2004 | by (fredericton, new brunswick, canada) – See all my reviews

I may be a sentimentalist. But i found this movie truly moving. It was the first movie that reduced me to tears. And it did it more than once!! I recommend it to anyone both gay and str8. Religious or not! Supporting co-star Jackie Bisset stole the show, especially with her one liners. The nude scenes were superbly crafted as well, and all in were good taste. Most shocking was the portrayal of the orientation reversal deprogramming instituted by the Mormon church to the lead character. It shocked me that this still goes on in the world. Nevertheless I enjoyed this movie tremendously. This is definitely the best gay film since Torch Song Trilogy. And much better than the other gay movie offering that year - The Fluffer.


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