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Latter Days (2003)

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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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Storyline

Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are perhaps the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a passionate young Elder (a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family and church proud. Christian is a shallow West Hollywood waiter/party boy who only looks forward to what man the next night will bring to him. After Aaron and three other Elders move into the apartment across from his, Christian's friends make a bet that he can't get one of them into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron, suspecting there is more than meets the eye to him. There are two problems, though: Christian finds himself questioning his own identity as he falls in love with Aaron and the Mormon Church treats homosexuality as a sinful lifestyle. When Aaron's burgeoning sexuality is discovered, they will have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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1 July 2004 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

A Tentação de Aaron  »

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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$819,939 (USA) (2 July 2004)
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Trivia

Was filmed in 24 days. See more »

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When Gladys Davis runs out of the house after Christian, from indoor we see the sun is shining directly at the door. From outside, Gladys runs a few steps before she gets to the sunlight. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Solaris (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Hymn for Those Left Behind
Written by C. Jay Cox and Eric Allaman
Performed by Shannon Moore
Produced by Rudy Guess, Eric Allaman and Michael Lloyd
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Praise for a heartwarming love story.
6 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have nothing but good things to say about this tasteful and heartwarming film. I think that the effort of the film's director/writer is courageous as well as inspirational. I loved this film not only for the fantastic story (which needed to be told), but also for the way the actors delivered the story. This is not another shallow "gay movie" that depicts stereotypical characters in humorous situations. This was a memorable and flawless effort to show people that love truly knows no bounds, and love is still as beautiful and wonderful as it always was.

Another thing that touched my heart was how well I could relate to the emotion portrayed in this film surrounding the coming out of one of the main characters. We all have to go through similar situations living in the society that we live in and feeling that feeling of detachment from everything that is "right" and "normal". I give my most heartfelt praise for this fabulous and courageous story.


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