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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:

$57,242, 1 February 2004

Gross USA:

$834,685

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$865,028
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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

Through researching his role as a man with AIDS, Erik Palladino discovered that some of the medications his character was taking would cause at least some hair loss. Therefore, he took a pair of clippers to his own hair to create bald spots, although he shot all of his scenes in one day. See more »

Goofs

At the scene outdoors of the airport terminal Christian goes to reenter the airport but the door is "frozen shut". However the camera is pulled back enough that we see that he is blocking the door from opening with his foot. He makes two attempts and both are blocked by his left sneaker. 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

A Special Thank You to... The Erik Palladino Screening Room and His Xylophone Backup Singers See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Beautiful Day
Written by C. Jay Cox
Performed by Rebekah Jordan
Background Vocals by Shannon Moore & Bobby Joyner
Produced by Rudy Guess & Eric Allaman
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User Reviews

 
A great movie!
16 December 2004 | by boto747See all my reviews

First of all, I'd like to say I'm just an amateur in commenting movies and that English is not my native language, but that I felt a strong feeling compelling me to write about such movie; possibly as a way to thank and congratulate C. Jay Cox, the cast and the crew for such a brilliant production.

Yesterday I watched "Latter Days" for the first time.

At first I thought it might be similar to the movie "Priest", which I liked very much for showing a gay priest out of the closet. But "Priest", maybe due to its restrict Catholic Ideological notions, didn't supply my spectator's needs by revealing a profound sad end.

"Latter Days", on the other hand, broke that concept (and some other ones as well, such as the Mormon's principles); presenting a tender and cheerful story, leading it to a happy and emotive end, and yet arousing a feeling of God's blessing and hope. A great movie indeed!

Somehow "Latter Days" made me feel L.A. as a city of angels.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes astoundingly beautiful gay love stories!


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