Movie: Latter Days

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    Feb 06, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    This is several years old, but I think just became available on Netflix for instant streaming. Enjoyed it.

    http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Latter_Days/60035148?trkid=2361637#height1669

    If you don't have a Netflix account:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345551/
    Suggest read only Plot Summary not Plot Synopsis prior to watching.

    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. After Aaron and three other missionaries move into the apartment across from Christian, his friends bet him $50 that he can't get one of them to jump into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron. There are two problems, though - Christian is falling in love with Aaron and the Mormons are not the biggest fans of the homosexual community. Once Aaron is discovered, the two have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they both want to get to the thing that matters to them most: each other.
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    Feb 06, 2011 4:40 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidThis is several years old, but I think just became available on Netflix for instant streaming. Enjoyed it.

    http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Latter_Days/60035148?trkid=2361637#height1669


    on THIS social and I can agree!

    one of my fav "gay themed" movies.

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    Feb 06, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    Yes, a wonderful movie. The Mormon guy has a great line when he is being excommunicated for homosexuality. "Let's face it, Dad," (his father, whose male ancestors were polygamists, leads the "trial" for hs excomunication), "we [Mormons] originated the alternative lifestyle," or something to that effect.
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    Feb 06, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
    There is a wonderful interview with the author of the screenplay.
    Turns out the movie is autobiographical...EXCEPT.. in real life he was BOTH parts... In therapy his doc had him write letters from his old Mormon self to his party boy self and vice versa...out came "Latter Days"

    I think the DVD director's cut has that interview available
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    Feb 06, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    that and SHELTER and my 2 favorite gay flicks
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    Feb 06, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    I saw it on HBO... it was a good movie.
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
    only gay film i ever finished icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    Instant Favorite...I used to watch it over and over icon_smile.gif
  • DrewT

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    Feb 06, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    w00t! love this movie, which is why I own a copy. I've seen it about 10 times. Only gets better. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    This film was very controversial here in Utah when it was released. Duh. I skipped it because it got mixed reviews from even the open-minded critics. I won't see bad films just because they have a gay theme. But these posts make me think it might be worth a look.

    Anyone seen Contracorriente ("Undertow")? The new film from Peru that's in theaters right now? Saw the previews last night. Looks really good.

    http://www.undertowfilm.com/
  • BizzQuik

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    Feb 06, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    I just watched it a couple weeks ago. It is a good movie. My friend asked if I cried and I responded why would I cry? Movies don't get to me. The only one that actually got me to sob was Prayers for Bobby. I think I just related and was scared because I saw that before I came out.
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    Blackbeltguy saidthat and SHELTER and my 2 favorite gay flicks



    ditto ditto ditto
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    Yes! Latter Days and Shelter are both extremely awesome movies! icon_smile.gif Big thumbs up!
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
    There where some things about it that where nice, a sad story.
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    Feb 06, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    That movie was terrible, and under no circumstances am I going to admit how much I secretly liked it. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 06, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    I loved that movie!
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    Feb 06, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    I just watched it actually. I loved it.
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    Feb 06, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    The film has a hallowed following.
  • rnch

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    Feb 06, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    the last 5 minutes of this awsome movie made me "puddle up".

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    Feb 06, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    I loved Aaron so much. I find him so incredibly likable. Now if only there were a real version of him...**le sigh**
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    Feb 06, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    I quite liked this movie; definitely one of the better gay themed movies out there.
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    Feb 06, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    Blackbeltguy saidthat and SHELTER and my 2 favorite gay flicks


    Both are great movies. I have them both.
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    Feb 07, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    Szchatt89 saidI loved Aaron so much. I find him so incredibly likable. Now if only there were a real version of him...**le sigh**


    agree!
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    Feb 07, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    I liked Latter Days. And yes I would have to agree that Aaron is very likable.
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    Feb 07, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    Agree Aaron is likable. Was reading about the actor who plays him, Steve Sandvoss. Can't tell if he is gay. He did graduate cum laude from Harvard.

    I also liked the interaction between Christian and Keith, the AIDS victim and recipient of meals from Project Angel Food. Also enjoyed the overall theme that coincidences seem to happen for a reason.