Enjoyed this movie. Lightness and depth.
Loved this story! I true life story with a sweet ending... I laughed & I cried.
Religion & Homosexuality don’t go together but this worked. One of my favs!
We really enjoyed this one. Sure, some was a little contrived but overall the story was engaging and well worth watching.
Saw this when it first came out, worth watching.
I liked the story line.
May not be Oscar winning acting or writing but a nice movie.
one of the better gay themed movies out there and it doesn't hurt that both principals are very easy on the eye, but turns out in real life they aren't gay at all, only in 'reel life'. Never mind.
This film is a real surprise. I had reservations about choosing it, as the abstract regarding the storyline didn’t inspire and, in fact, was mundane; the trailer was what clinched it for me and I am very glad it did. That said there are a number of inconsistencies with its story and with some performances: namely Jacqueline Bisset who looked very uncomfortable in her early scenes but fortunately in her latter scenes she gave a solid performance. Script problems amounted to [some of] the initial dialogue being stilted but that quickly disappeared as it probed a deeper understanding of the relationship between the two protagonists.
‘Latter Days’ raised a number of issues that will resonate with viewers today even though the film was made in 2003. At one level it explores gay lifestyles and highlights superficial relationships and flippant behaviour. Juxtaposed alongside that is the morals and beliefs of Mormon Missionaries exploring their rigidity, homophobia, intolerance and snobbery.
However, with both opposing positions the film did not become stereotypical. The ‘gays’ were candid and balanced as were the ‘missionaries’. Each major character had moments of truth where they had to confront a difficult situation, and did so with honesty contrary to [their] expected position.
The strength of the film was the relations ship between Aaron and Christian both of whom performed with honestly and with conviction.
‘Latter Days’ didn’t denigrate religion but it did highlight the serious damage that can be done by blind adherence to a doctrinaire position.
This is a feel good love story that in the end proved to be exceptionally good despite some initial scripting along the way.
Don't bother looking at this. I never finished watching it - it was too contrived!!!!
Sweet sweet movie. I enjoyed this a lot.
ugh this was cringeworthy. awful performances, terrible/cheap cinematography and tedious storyline. we need to lift the bar gays. so tired of mundane trite like this.
Some interesting issues explored in this gem... liked the surprise ending... way better than most gay movies out of the US 4/5
I rate this a 5, I thought was a great story, a true life story with many twists and turns, great characters, and would recommomend to anyone, which I will sometime watch again
a lovely heartwarming story this one is worth checking out.
A typical B grade badly made homosexual film. Bad acting by all. Good to see Jacqueline Bisset, but not in this film. She can do a lot better than this crap.
Starts off a bit dodgy but gets you in and I found it really moving.
A surprisingly good movie, with a sadly believable story. Why would a young man with no worldly experience & brainwashed in the name of religion, not want to explore his burgeoning sexuality. How many times has this happened in real life - regrettably there are too many parents who don't understand their kids' sexuality - & worse won't even try. The eventual hate from the god-freak mother & father was breathtaking & achingly sad. The film could have degenerated into melodrama but fortunately did not. The 2 leads were very powerful & moving, as was the support from the friends of one, & the equal lack of it from the other's. Even better 2nd time around.
Brilliant. This is by far my favourite movie, recommended to me by a friend going through a similar life story to Aaron, I watched this to gain insight into his journey. I laughed, I cried, I loved it so much I'll buy it!
Not a bad movie at all, I found it to be of a much better quality than a lot of other gay movies out there, which have really really bad acting, sometimes a confusing storyline and a really low budget.
This movie has a good storyline and the actors were actually good at what they do, acting.
A bit corny at times but deep down a sweet movie about the conflict and anguish of coming out. The guy that played Davis did a great job as the tortured young mormon and I found the scene where he confronted his mother deeply moving. An enjoyable Sunday arvo flick for all but highly recommended for anyone coming to terms with their own or a loved one's sexuality.
I recommend that viewers stick with the movie for the moments of tenderness, joy and sensitivity which are there. Tthe direction and editing ensure that the movie just meanders along. The secreenplay and the actors are in a class of their own.
A surprisingly touching film well above the common standard of most gay-themed movies made these days.
Enjoyable movie. The topic of gay love combined with the "values" of the Mormon church are handled well. Pretty good acting by the two lead guys. Surprising to see Jacqueline Bisset appearing in it. If your've got an open mind, certainly give it a go.
With so many gay themed films not worth watching this is by far an exception. This is a sensitive love story which is a must see movie for everyone
It made me realise that there is love in the gay world, not just shallowness.
This is an enagaging movie, a love story between two persons which rise above a typical gay movie. There are some slow moments and you wish that editing were done better but overall, this is a good afternoon movie. Performances from the leads are commendable especially the guy who plays Elder Davies, he was able to show the anguish and the longing both at the same time.
Although this film is a "Homosexual" film doesn't mean it's a movie you shouldn't watch, the good thing about it, is it suits all people Heterosexual or Curious or parents whom are wanting to understand there Son/Daughter. This movie should not be missed by anyone.
IF YOU CAN GET OVER THE STIGMA THAT THIS A GAY FILM THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS FILM
Yep, 'Worth watching' even if many of the characters are stereotypical. Also few too many coincidences are used to drive the elements of the plot. The message of love and divided loyalties is a good one. It's a pity Aaron's home situation was not explored further. Check some of the deleted scenes too.
Love is for all regardless of your race, gender or sexuality. God gave us love and this film made it so beautiful.
Sensitively done film well worth 2 hours of your time. Don't let the subject matter stop you . Laughs and tears abound , a gret feel good movie.