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Sons of Provo (2004)

PG | | Comedy, Music | 30 October 2004 (USA)
Will, Kirby, and Danny are the hottest new sensation in Mormon pop music! Will is an aerobics instructor, Danny is a student of eastern philosophy, and Kirby is a scrapbooking specialist. ... See full summary »

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Will Jensen
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Kirby Laybourne
Danny Tarasevich ...
Danny Jensen
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Jill Keith
Peter D. Brown ...
Grayson Jensen (as Peter Brown)
Maureen Eastwood ...
Yvonne Bolschweiler
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H.K. Baird ...
Uncle LaMarr
Karen C. Baird ...
Verda Jensen
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Taylor
Marion Bentley ...
Shirl Jensen
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Hotel Clerk
Danielle Rae Bryan ...
Sister Campbell
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Shantel
Curt Doussett ...
Bishop Bestor
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Will, Kirby, and Danny are the hottest new sensation in Mormon pop music! Will is an aerobics instructor, Danny is a student of eastern philosophy, and Kirby is a scrapbooking specialist. Together, they make up the band "Everclean" and they have taken the Mormon boy band scene by storm. Sons of Provo chronicles the struggles and successes of a group of boys fighting to become the most spiritual Mormon boy band in history. Written by Anonymous

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The spiritual sound barrier is about to be broken.

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Comedy | Music

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements
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$200,000 (estimated)

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$10,952 (USA) (18 February 2005)

Gross:

$120,488 (USA) (10 June 2005)
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Trivia

The number listed on Will and Danny's flier for the boy band audition is 867-5309, which references the Tommy Tutone song "Jenny (867-5309)." This number also appears in the other Halestorm films "The Singles Ward," "The R.M.," and "Church Ball." See more »

Goofs

In scenes at two different concerts, the band performs in front of a handmade sign that spells out "Evercleer." In most other mentions in the movie, the band is known as "Everclear." See more »

Quotes

Will Jensen: Eighty percent of all communication is body language. If I were to do this
[shrugs shoulders]
Will Jensen: , that would probably mean to you, "I don't know... I don't know." If I were to touch someone's knee lovingly, it'd probably mean, "I care for you. And you mean a lot to me. Especially your knee." Moving my little finger, even, is something more inconsequent.
[Moves finger]
Will Jensen: "Hello, I'm the little finger. Look at me."
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In a world of LDS film-making copycats, this really is quite original.
24 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Sons of Provo" is a mockumentary done in the vein of Christopher Guest films and Rob Reiner's "This is Spinal Tap" and it comes off as clever and fresh, where other LDS comedies fall short and go stale.

Our story begins with a three member Mormon boy band that loses one of its members and is on the search for a replacement. The production quality on this film was excellent. The sound was clear in every scene, the lighting and cinematography overall were excellent. The songs the cast sings really help move the story along. The LDS culture in Utah is presented satirically with all its quirks and foibles and comes through subtly in everything from the way the characters speak, interact and dress.

My only criticism is that though the film is done with that low-tech feel with a crew following the cast and capturing their every move on video, there are a few scenes where it loses that feel and the camera seems to be resting on a tripod instead. I remember this being the case with a bleacher/park scene in the film. This causes the shots to be framed too perfectly and thus lose that documentary/mockumentary feel.

Overall though, if you are LDS, you will enjoy this film. If you are a fan of the mockumentary genre, you're going to love this. I didn't waste time getting the DVD to other LDS comedies, but I'm getting the DVD to this one.


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