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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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C. Jay Cox

Writer:

C. Jay Cox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Sandvoss ... Elder Aaron Davis
Wes Ramsey ... Christian Markelli
Rebekah Johnson ... Julie Taylor (as Rebekah Jordan)
Amber Benson ... Traci Levine
Khary Payton ... Andrew
Jacqueline Bisset ... Lila Montagne
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Elder Paul Ryder
Rob McElhenney ... Elder Harmon
Dave Power ... Elder Gilford
Erik Palladino ... Keith Griffin
Mary Kay Place ... Sister Gladys Davis
Jim Ortlieb ... Brother Farron Davis
Linda Pine ... Susan Davis
Bob Gray Bob Gray ... Susan's Husband
Judee Morton Judee Morton ... Noreen (as Judith Morton Fraser)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Aaron prays. Christian plays... Opposites attract.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2004 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tentação de Aaron See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,956, 6 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$819,939, 4 July 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was originally to be shown in the "Madstone" theater in Salt Lake City, Utah (which has a heavy LDS population) on the day of its national release, but the theater pulled it a few weeks before it was scheduled to open. The reason given was that the film "lacked artistic merit", but the film's promoters contend that the theater management gave in to local pressure not to show the film due to its unflattering portrayal of the LDS Church. The film was shown a few weeks later in a different Salt Lake theater and attracted a large audience. See more »

Goofs

When Christian rips his shorts and cuts himself on the hose reel, Aaron puts two bandages on the cut and helps Christian to the bedroom. When they walk through the bedroom door, there are no bandages on the cut anymore. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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

The director would like to give a special thank you to all my former neighbors on Scott Avenue See more »

Alternate Versions

This film is available on DVD in the US in R-rated and unrated versions. See more »

Connections

References Solaris (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Could Be With You Now
Performed by Bobby Joyner & Dean Nolen
Written by C. Jay Cox and Eric Allaman
Published by Potemkin Publishing BMI
Produced by Rudy Guess, Eric Allaman & Michael Lloyd
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User Reviews

A beautiful, sensitive, and insightful film
11 December 2004 | by marklg-1See all my reviews

The comments from anti-gay, Bush styled-judgemental "religiousity" bigots are so annoying. I hope these people never know the sting of prejudice and

descrimination, but will learn some REAL religion which teaches tolerance and love and understanding. C J Cox understands the real meaning of these issues, and shows a firm grasp

of the concept of humanity, and love. This is a finely crafted, humorous, and exciting take on what it means to be gay and to learn the meaning of love; in it's most broadest meaning, is an extremely moving, emotional journey. This film

has lots to say; "and it's beautiful, and it's good."


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