Latter Days


(out of 5)

Party boy Christian () brings home a different guy every night until he meets a straight-laced Mormon named Aaron () who somehow manages to get beneath his shallow exterior and touch his heart.  The two boys flirt and argue until finally consummating their feelings for each other with dire consequences, as Aaron comes from a conservative community that ex-communicates its members for far less than this particular sin of the flesh.  C. Jay Cox’s directorial debut (he previously wrote the Reese Witherspoon vehicle Sweet Home Alabama) has a terrific premise and a wonderfully touching romance at its centre, but is marred by terrible dialogue and weak performances in the leads.  All the characters are created with a genuine feeling, with in a wonderful role as Christian’s boss at the restaurant where he works, but the pace leaves a lot to be desired and you’ll be ready for it to end long before it actually does.

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USA, 2003

Directed by

Screenplay by C. Jay Cox

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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