The R.M.
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A returned missionary, or "R.M." for short, finds that his life back home didn't wait for him in this religious comedy. Kirby Heyborne plays Jared, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who's just finished his term at a mission in Wyoming. He's eager to propose marriage to his doting girlfriend Molly (Erin M. Robert), return to his old job, and see his eccentric family again. But his corner of Utah is a different place now: His parents have forgotten to pick him up at the airport, his room has been rented out to an exchange student, and his… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a pretty swell flick, with an amusing storyline, endearing characters, fine acting, great music, and quality production."
‑ Andrew Griffin, Town Talk (Alexandria, LA)
"A strange mess."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"...the film is a witty and enjoyable romp..."
‑ Tony Toscano, Talking Pictures (U.S.)
"The film is most successful when it's trying to replicate the Airplane! strategy: throwing as many jokes as possible at the wall to see what sticks. However, it's simply a case of trying to do too much."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A lame production that suffers from a paucity of fresh ideas."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Witty and highly polished, if very forgettable, satire that pokes self-deprecating fun at the church while strongly reaffirming its values."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Even with its shortcomings, it's hard not to like as family entertainment and though the genre is still in its incipient stages, 'R.M.' can claim the title of funniest LDS-based movie to date."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"...A funny romp in Happy Valley; until it starts to take itself too seriously."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"Amateurish performances and production values, pointless local cameos and a parochially exclusionary tone that penetrates all the way to the movie's title."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Non-Mormons may find themselves scratching their heads at the LDS in-jokes, but much of the film is surprisingly funny."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"It is not a great film, but it's a good one, a pleasant one."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
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