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The Best Two Years (2004)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 February 2004 (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
Jaime Anderson ...
Elder Van Pelt's Girlfriend
Andrea Anderson ...
Elder Van Pelt's Girlfriend
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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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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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Top Quality - Excellent Film
19 September 2004 | by (Draper, Utah) – See all my reviews

The string of LDS comedy films that have arrived on the scene during the last couple of years have been fun and have always carried some sort of a positive message even if it takes a little work to figure it out. The film the Best Two Years achieves everything these other movies did and then quite successfully keeps on going. Certainly this film is best described as being on par with God's Army and is probably the only other movie besides Charly that can make this claim. The movie is beautifully shot, well scripted, well acted, quite funny and just the right length. The movie did not draw me to tears as God's Army or Charly did the first time I saw those movies, however that doesn't make this movie anything less. This is an LDS movie for an LDS audience, so don't be surprised if non-members friends/acquaintances don't take well to the movie. It is an excellent family film and would be particularly good to make sure that your LDS teens get a chance to see this one, whether they are thinking about a mission or not.


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