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The Falls (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 2012 (Canada)
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The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels to a small town in Oregon with Elder Merrill to serve their mission and teach the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Elder Smith
Elder Merril (as Ben Farmer)
Brian Allard ...
Quinn Allan ...
Elder Harris
Paul Angelo ...
Jim Davis
Thomas Smith
Emily Gleason ...
Sister Tulsa
President Pierce
Luisa Guyer ...
Lydia Davis
Justin Koleszar ...
Cassie Skauge ...
Kacey Manny ...
Mary Anne
Barrie Wild ...
Stake President


The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels to a small town in Oregon with Elder Merrill to serve their mission and teach the words of Joseph Smith. Living together and sharing the challenge of leaving home, the two men help each other discover their strengths. They share a passion for their faith and learn to express their feelings, risking the only community they have for a forbidden intimacy. Written by Anonymous

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Love is not a sin. See more »


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2012 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

The Falls - Liebe kann nicht Sünde sein  »

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A letter received by RJ from his girlfriend is addressed to him in Clackamas Falls from her in Idaho Falls. See more »


When Elder Smith meets the stake president in his office, the voice actor (Barrie Wild) ends his prayer by pronouncing "amen" with a "short a" (i.e., ah-men). Elder Smith then says "amen" with a "long a" (ay-men), which is the pronunciation used by the LDS faithful. See more »


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The sin - it is what discourages love.
28 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I liked this movie and even watched it for 2 times already.

In my land I see many Mormon missionaries. They offer English lessons to the citizens in the street. And after a several meetings they arrange the "party", where brainwash the public with their testaments.

The one of the reasons why I like the movie is that the main characters and the goals of their mission are displayed close to my perceptions and impression of the Mormons.

Because of the curiosity, I attended their club of English language and communication between these people seemed to me even more strange, than their communication with us - foreigners. I have seen those who have just started their mission and saw someone who was finishing it. The first somehow reminded me the living people. A little bit too much excited, but so-so.

But with the others I felt really strange. And even kinda pity for them. Away from home, in our completely foreign country. Of course, it is not easy, but I don't think that it's all. It is not easy to describe, but it felt like they were completely lost and destructed, you know what I mean? They reminded just shadows that are left of the young and, mostly, attractive guys.

And one of the significant moments in the movie, is when the main characters talk about hobbies and Elder Merrill, who is on his mission for a while, has nothing to say back. Interessts are the big part of our identity. Elder Merrill starts to understand what is going on with him and his life. And whose not belief in God, but trust to the people, under whose rules he grew up, was dented. This is how the life goes - all of the rules we live with were created by the other people. Sometimes these rules are absurd and present us with a choice between completely disparate things.

Often LGBT people are not freaks or the rebel souls, but absolutely ordinary people. Conformists, who grow up, for example get educated, work hard, go to the church and want to have a family with kids and to die ringed by the grandkids.

No matter that the religion and self-acceptance is already threadbare theme in the gay cinema. This theme will always be relevant when it is shown close to the reality. And each generation faces the same problems.

I didn't like only the two things about the movie. First of all, one cliché moment in the storyline. The type of the clichés like this, I personally conceive like a laziness of the creators. And I didn't like the tone quality. It seems, they haven't done the voice-overs or how it calls right. But all this is not annoying or mars the impression too much.

This movie is really worth to watch.

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