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The Best Two Years (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  10 October 2003 (USA)
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Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Appropriately, the most responsible ... See full summary »

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Elder John Rogers (as KC Clyde)
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Elder Hezekiah Calhoun
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Elder Steven Van Pelt
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Elder Emmit Johnson
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Kyle Harrison
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President Sandburg
Ineke den Hollander ...
Woman on Train
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Andrea Anderson ...
Elder Van Pelt's Girlfriend
Alice Lonsdale ...
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Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Appropriately, the most responsible one, Elder Johnson, is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder Van Pelt, seeks to become the assistant to the mission president (the top post available) as soon as possible, and he receives letters from three girlfriends he left behind. The capable Elder Rogers has become disillusioned and inattentive to his duties ever since a previous missionary companion returned to America, looked up and married Elder Roger's girlfriend. As a result he is simply marking time until he returns home in a few weeks time. The three meet Elder Roger's new companion, Elder Calhoun, in the train station. This new elder is a nerdy but enthusiastic "greenie" that has just arrived from the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Utah. Unfortunately his training did not give him much fluency... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Every moment counts.

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Rated PG for thematic elements

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$92,436 (USA) (20 February 2004)

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$1,163,450 (USA) (15 October 2004)
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When Elder Rogers pulls the Book of Mormon from the trash can the title clearly says "Das Buch Mormon", which is German. When he later returns the book to Elder Calhoun the title is written in Dutch. See more »

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Elder Steven Van Pelt: Get lost?
Elder John Rogers: How'd you mean that? As in, did I? Or you'd like me to?
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Great movie if you served overseas
30 March 2005 | by (California, United States) – See all my reviews

Some of the acting was forced and not up to mainstream movies, but it is one of the best independent films I ever viewed. The culture shock experienced by the "greenie" is true to life and quite amusing if you actually lived through it yourself. The Elders fighting over the mail and their mood swings based on its arrival was another valid experience. The girl friends "waiting" back home was another issue I found amusing. I guess it is just a part of the whole mission experience captured in this delightful film. The scenery and soundtrack were fabulous and I expect to purchase the soundtrack soon. I was also impressed with the director's ability to tell the story without being too syrupy. I expect Scott S. Anderson's next project to be even better. An out-standing job!


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