The Best Two Years
The Best Two Years (2004)

K.C. Clyde, Kirby Heybourne and Cameron Hopkin star in this comedy that follows two sets of Mormon missionaries from America and their efforts in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Directed by Scott S. Anderson.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon
Variety

Amiably amusing.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

There's not much to this movie.

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Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum

The film is excellent and very informative to non-Mormons. I worked with several in the past and always wondered about this two-year voluntary mission. Its great!

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

[Anderson] handles the frat-house humor more convincingly than he does the conversion scenes, which are so serious and emotional that they seem to come from a different movie.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

After seeing The Best Two Years, you might want to stop by a construction site to see which is more interesting, this movie or watching paint dry.

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Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

An earnest and impressively polished attempt at providing an inside look at the experiences of full-time Mormon missionaries.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

The experiences of these young men probably would resonate with anyone who has undergone similar trials, but I saw few themes that would resonate with a larger audience.

Ron Reed
Christianity Today

To its credit, The Best Two Years shows a refreshing willingness to acknowledge the foibles and possible problems with some Mormon missionary practices.

Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Anderson's effort should be easily accessible to non-Mormons because it's genuinely funny and sanctimony-free and features uniformly fine performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Valletta
An interesting look at the lives of Mormon Missionaries. Manages to convey the experience without being preachy.