Latter Days UNRATED

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An LA party boy falls in love with a hunky, repressed Mormon missionary in this gay romantic comedy from C. Jay Cox, writer of the Hollywood hit Sweet Home Alabama.

Starring:
Amber Benson, Erik Palladino
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

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Latter Days

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director C. Jay Cox
Starring Amber Benson, Erik Palladino
Supporting actors Rebekah Johnson, Amber Benson, Khary Payton, Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob McElhenney, Dave Power, Erik Palladino, Mary Kay Place, Jim Ortlieb, Linda Pine, Bob Gray, Judee Morton, Robert LaCroix, Terry Simpson, Brian Patrick Wade, Kurt Hargan, Mik Scriba
Studio TLA Releasing
MPAA rating Unrated
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Very well acted, good music and very pleasant story.
Hermes Navarro
It helped get to know them better and just made me like the movie and the actors even more.
Nitro
This film portrays the real life day to day struggles that gay people have to deal with.
Robert K. Pavlick

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307 of 327 people found the following review helpful By Quiet One on July 24, 2004
Format: DVD
This is a must see movie. A perfect mix of drama, romance, and comedy. The acting is brilliant and the chemistry between all the characters very believeable. Strong performances from the cast makes up for the brief moments that the plot falters. But over-all the script is excellent and boldly takes on the self-hatred and homophobia that religious teachings have been brainwashing people with for centuries.

Wes Ramsey (The Guiding Light) gives a wonderful performace as shallow party boy Christian who accepts a bet with his friends that he can seduce his new neighbor, closeted Mormon missionary Aaron Davis, wonderfully protrayed by Steve Sandvoss. Sparks soon fly and romance ensues between the sincere, naive Aaron and the carefree Christian. Aaron is both drawn to and disgusted by Christian, who he sees as shallow and vain. But the audience and Aaron soon learn that there is more to Christian than his party boy ways and one-night stands. Of course it all hits the fan when the budding romance of Aaron and Christian is discovered by Aaron's fellow Mormon missionaries. Aaron is sent home in shame to face his family and church while a serious misunderstanding leaves Chris devastated, his life forever changed by the encounter with Aaron.

Ramsey and Sandvoss have great chemistry and both do a wonderful job of bringing their roles to life on-screen, making Christian and Aaron complex and rich characters. Completing the cast is Jacqueline Bisset as Christian's motherly and compassionate boss Lila. Rebekah Jordan as Chris' roommate and best friend Julie, a would-be singer. Amber Benson (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) as Chris' friend and co-worker Traci, a struggling actress. Scene-stealer Khary Payton gives a funny performance as the HIV+ Andrew, another pal of Christian's.
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189 of 203 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 17, 2004
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LATTER DAYS is a classy little film that holds its own among the light love stories out today. And yet it is more: some unique phobias and prejudices are examined very genuinely and the result is a movie that gives us not only characters about whom we care but enlightens us as to both sides of an ongoing issue: homophobia.
Bright, crisp writing and directing by C. Jay Cox, LATTER DAYS presents a tale of a West Hollywood effervescent young man who plays the bar scene and one night stands joie de vivre to the hilt. Christian (Wes Ramsey) lives in a bungalow apartment setting with his roommate Traci (Amber Benson) who is a singer (and a fine one!). Into their rather wild life atmosphere enters a group of Mormon missionaries, out from Utah to spend their requisite two years converting the world to the Church of the Latter Day Saints. All but one are homophobic, redneck types, but one of them, Aaron (Steve Sandvoss), is a closet case gay man. Julie and Christian establish a bet about Christian's able to seduce Aaron and the games begin. The courtship is actually mutual and once the two have been together it is Aaron who feels the anguish and Christian who re-examines his motives and feelings. The rest of the story is tender, deals with many interpersonal issues not at all restricted to the gay world, and revealing the ending would be unfair to the complete enjoyment that this movie offers. Suffice it to say that the cast is excellent and includes wonderful roles as Jacqueline Bissett as owner of the bar/restaurant were Christian works, and Mary Kay Place as Aaron's died-in-the-wool Mormon mother. The pacing is brisk, the acting is top notch, the cinematography is first rate, and the music score is well integrated.
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111 of 124 people found the following review helpful By M. Hart on February 20, 2005
Format: DVD
The 2003 film "Latter Days" was written and directed by C. Jay Cox, who is better known for having written the screenplay for the 2002 film "Sweet Home Alabama". The fictional "Latter Days" is set in West Hollywood, California where a gay man named Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) lives in a small apartment complex with his female roommate, friend, coworker and aspiring singer Julie Taylor (Rebekah Johnson). Together they work at a posh restaurant on Sunset Blvd. named Lila's, which is owned by Lila Montagne (Jacqueline Bisset). One morning at their apartment, Christian and Julie discover that they have new neighbors in a nearby apartment in the same complex. To their surprise, their new neighbors are a group of four Mormon missionaries and Christian is very attracted to one of them. Due to strict Mormon missionary rules, the "elders" as they prefer to call themselves refrain from using their names; but after accidentally injuring himself outside, Christian learns the name of the one that he is attracted to after he comes to his aid: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss). Telling their coworkers at Lila's about the new Mormon neighbors, the coworkers make a bet with Christian (who enjoys sleeping with many different guys) as to whether or not he can seduce one of the missionaries. However, the attraction that Christian feels towards Aaron grows into much deeper feelings. One afternoon while Christian and Aaron are alone in the missionaries' apartment, Christian and Aaron kiss. This blatant display of gay behavior is unfortunately discovered by the other three missionaries, which include Elder Paul Ryder (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who also played Tommy Solomon on the 1996-2001 TV series "3rd Rock from the Sun").Read more ›
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