Piccadilly Cowboy (2007)
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There were some cringe-worthy things, though, like Carson Wells' (Jaelan Petrie) wardrobe and sometimes his demeanor, but I understand that's just part of his character. I just don't think it should be that distracting in a main character. However, I respect the effort the filmmakers made to have the main character be imperfect in some ways. I may not have minded as much if he'd been a better actor. (spoiler:) For example, in the scenes relating to his parents and the anguish he is supposed to feel, it felt pretty forced to me. (end spoiler)
Overall, I like this movie, and since someone gave it to me as a gift recently, I'll definitely be watching it again. It's decent entertainment, and it wins extra points with me for not being full of inappropriate things.
While this is not as bad as "Out of Step", it is as bad as the LDS version of "Pride and Prejudice" and does have some of the feel of an extended, two hour seminary video.
I had hoped the quality made LDS cinema like "The Best Two Years" might start leading to other good stuff. I got really happy when "Saints and Soldiers" came out and begin to see it happening. Work like this, and other recent movies in the genre, have moved us back to square one again.