Latter Days
United States of America (US), 2003, 107 minutes, HD
Latter Days Synopsis

Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. Christian is a shallow WeHo waiter/party boy who only looks forward to bedding a new guy every night.

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Reviewed by jeteli
What I noticed easily with the film was the good-looking lead actors Steven Sandvoss who plays Aaron Davis, a  Mormon missionary, and Wes Ramsey who portrays the character of Christian... more
What I noticed easily with the film was the good-looking lead actors Steven Sandvoss who plays Aaron Davis, a  Mormon missionary, and Wes Ramsey who portrays the character of Christian Markelli, a happy go lucky waiter.  These two characters are definitely poles apart yet they are brought together by the powerful clutch of love and romance.  It's interesting to note that the idea of this film came upon its director C. Jay Cox when he chanced upon an old photo of himself as Mormon missionary. The movie also shows how gay members are persecuted and expelled because of being gay.  Heartwarming and genuinely well-acted,  I also appreciate the fact that the intimate scenes were shot and handled tastefully so that it doesn't appear degrading at all. Sensitive and insightful, this is a must-watch! 
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Reviewed by nikkareyes
Engaging and revealing film! This movie is sure to catch attention from the Mormon community because of the straightforward manner with which issues like homosexuality are dealt with.  Sandvoss and... more
Engaging and revealing film! This movie is sure to catch attention from the Mormon community because of the straightforward manner with which issues like homosexuality are dealt with.  Sandvoss and Ramsey were both impressive in their portrayal of gay lovers and they impressively portrayed the characters of two people who have genuine affection and that love knows no bounds. The musical scoring was similarly impressive.  Do check out this semi-autobiographical film by Director C. Jay Cox.  
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Reviewed by dominicbrant
There are few gay films that approach the topic of religion without taking the viewer through several circuits in Hell.  As it goes, this does too.  But, and it's a... more
There are few gay films that approach the topic of religion without taking the viewer through several circuits in Hell.  As it goes, this does too.  But, and it's a very big but, this film also gives us a little glimpse of Heaven.Overall the acting is strong and the characters real and likeable.  You sense they have a backstory.  They may not be you, but you believe they are themselves.  In terms of all the technical stuff, this film is up there with the best of the indie cinema.Where this film excels is in its ability to really capture the something of the essence of what it means to be religious, gay and, to use a word I'm not too fond of, conflicted.  My first degree was in Theology.  In many ways I was a version of the geeky pious Mormon.  Unfortunately I wasn't quite as handsome.  Like many, I probably watch films for autobiographical reasons.  What can this film tell me about me?   What can this film reveal about the world I live in?If you've been religious, if you've struggled to reconcile your faith with your sexuality, then this film is really for you.  If you've never been there or done that, then it might tell you a thing or two about people you know.If this film annoys you and leaves you dissatisfied, park it.  Let it rest.  Then watch it again.  That's what I did and I'm glad I did.
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dominicbrant  your review is very insightful. Thanks!
dominicbrant  your review is very insightful. Thanks!
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