Latter Days (2003)

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.

cast:

  • Steve Sandvoss as Elder Aaron Davis: Aaron is a young Latter-day Saint from Pocatello, Idaho who, while on his Mission, falls in love with Christian and must choose between his sexuality and his church. The producers auditioned a large number of people before casting Sandvoss, saying he “blew us away.”
  • Wes Ramsey as Christian William Markelli: A LA party animal aspiring to be an actor, Christian has his ideas of happiness and the meaning of life challenged when he falls for the simple but kind-hearted Aaron who has moved in next door. Ramsey said on the DVD Special featurette, “The character of Christian was on so many levels, intriguing to me. I was just so excited and feel very blessed to have the opportunity to tell that story through his eyes.”
  • Rebekah Johnson as Julie Taylor: Christian’s flat-mate, Julie tries to break out into the music world and on the way stop Christian from falling apart.
  • Amber Benson as Traci Levine: Traci has moved from New York to LA to become an actress, and works at Lila’s to support herself. Traci does not like living in LA, but later admits she didn’t like New York much either.
  • Khary Payton as Andrew: Andrew is also an aspiring actor, but spends more time at Lila’s gossiping and telling racy anecdotes. Andrew has been HIV positive for quite some time, but remains in good health.
  • Jacqueline Bisset as Lila Montagne: Lila runs Lila’s, a restaurant where Christian, Traci, Julie, and Andrew work. Her lover is terminally ill in hospital and she is forced to decide whether or not to keep him on life support. She still finds time to be sarcastically witty to all the other characters however. Bisset herself said, “I like humor, so I just, I really enjoyed doing all the cracks.”
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Elder Paul Ryder: A prickly, judgmental young missionary assigned as Aaron’s partner, Ryder is not enthusiastic about being in LA and even less so about living next door to a homosexual. Gordon-Levitt originally auditioned to play Aaron, but his aggressive attitude toward the script but good sense of humor made the producers decide he was a perfect Ryder.
  • Rob McElhenney as Elder Harmon: Elder Harmon is the oldest of the L.D.S. missionaries and has been assigned as their leader.
  • Dave Power as Elder Gilford: Elder Gilford is Harmon’s missionary partner.
  • Erik Palladino as Keith Griffin: Keith is a gay man dying of AIDS, drowning in his own bitterness and despair until befriended by Christian. Cox said that Erik’s performance was not how he originally envisioned it, but he could not now imagine a different person playing Keith.
  • Mary Kay Place as Sister Gladys Davis: Aaron’s deeply religious mother, who cannot accept the fact that her son is gay, and consequently places Aaron in a treatment facility to “cure” him.
  • Jim Ortlieb as Elder Farron Davis: Aaron’s father, who serves as a Latter-day Saint Stake President in Pocatello, excommunicates Aaron from the church upon learning that he’s gay.
  • Linda Pine as Susan Davis: Susan is the only Davis who accepts her brother’s homosexuality. In a deleted scene, she tells Aaron that his homosexuality has changed nothing between them. She also discovers Aaron’s suicide attempt.

film yang gw dapet secara ga sengaja di youtube, bagus banget, gw paling suka quotenya pas si Aaron bilang sama ibunya:

What if it’s not something I’ve done, what if it’s who I am?

damn, dalem banget tuh

trailer:

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5 responses to “Latter Days (2003)

  1. I watched the movie tonight. It was good. I sometimes think that I am too old to fall in love.

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  3. punya link untuk download g tapi yg gratis

    • dulu download pake torrent, kalau mau ini linknya http://extratorrent.com/torrent/197231/Latter.Days.2003.LiMiTED+ViD-ALLiANCE.avi.html

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