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Latter Days (2003)

 -  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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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$5,174 (Hong Kong) (17 December 2004)
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Writer/director C. Jay Cox's inspiration for the movie was his history as both a 19-year-old Mormon missionary (Aaron character) and who he became later after spending a number of years in LA (Christian character). He wondered what would happen if these two totally different people met. See more »

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In the first laundry room scene, after Chris tells Aaron that colors and whites don't mix Aaron doesn't separate them before starting the washer. 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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Written by C. Jay Cox
Lyrics Performed by Rebekah Jordan
Produced by Rudy Guess & Eric Allaman
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As a gay RM, it moves me deeply every time I watch it
18 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love so much about this movie: the music, the cinematography, the acting, the story, and all the Mormon clichés. Just because they are clichés doesn't mean they aren't true! This is not perfect, it is a movie after all. Though excommunications are held in well-lit rooms with nice big desks and chairs, it was totally appropriate to portray it as the dark, cold scene they did in this film. I also liked the scene with the angel waiting at the bus stop, smoking a cigarette. I thought that was so cool. I mean, I believe that angels do watch over us. What is one supposed to do while waiting? Smoking is a way some people pass the time while waiting. I loved the irony cause Mormons make such a deal about smoking. I saw this movie 7 times in theaters in Salt Lake, and cried every time! It blows me away. And I've watched it 3 times on video now and it still makes me cry every time. I would jump at the chance to see it again on a big screen. I hope the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake will bring it back regularly at General Conference time, as a cult movie (pun intended, but no offense intended).


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