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Sweet Home Alabama screenwriter C. Jay Cox directs the independent romance Latter Days. Christian (Wesley A. Ramsey) is a young gay party boy who lives in Southern California. When a group of good-looking Mormon missionary guys move into his apartment complex, he's determined to pick one up. He ends up falling for sweet, innocent Mormon Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss), who's secretly struggling with his sexuality. Aaron slowly falls for Christian, even though he thinks he's shallow. The romance causes problems in both worlds. Christian tries to develop a conscience and ends up meeting… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Renders its gay and religious characters so stereotypical that neither lifestyle appears attractive."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"A fairly flat, predictable tale."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The BIG sex scene starts poorly as the pair, alone at last due to a so-convenient snow storm, efficiently undress themselves as if preparing for a rugby match ..."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Ramsey's heartbreak, stock taking and determination to see to it the relationship gets a second chance are as affecting as anything the genre has produced in recent memory."
‑ Rick Kisonak, Film Threat
"Cox can be forgiven for getting a little preachy when he makes his point with such an open heart and loving spirit"
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"It's a winning, heartfelt and conflicted piece where the conflicts often resolve themselves in surprising ways."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"It's more melodrama than drama or love story, and Cox, who wrote Sweet Home Alabama, seems to have never met a stereotype he didn't like."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Cox -- who experienced the Mormon view on gay life firsthand -- gets the sort of performances out of his characters that will help you overlook what is cliched about the story."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Overall generalities about the main characters, a tendency to reveal them through monologue rather than behavior, and a lack of curiosity about the Mormon youth's core beliefs keep Latter Days from feeling genuinely personal or particularly substantive."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"...Funny, tragic, occasionally cheesy, endearing and ultimately heartwarming, dealing with very serious Christian hypocrisy while holding onto a light, life-embracing tone."
‑ Anita Schmaltz, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"A coming-of-age, coming-out, romantic comedy, religious intolerance flick, and if that sounds a bit crowded, that's because it is."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It's timely, not to mention refreshing, to see an affirmation of true love over hot sex, along with a reminder that the two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"simple paint-by-the numbers gay themed film that strikes directly at Mormon dogma, but it has a certain charm due mainly to Sandvoss' Herculean efforts"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"The screenplay is efficient to a fault, populated with stock characters."
‑ Jeffrey Bruner, Des Moines Register
"What would happen between a hedonistic fairy and an earnest but curious Mormon?"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
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