Latter Days is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film about a gay relationship between a closeted Mormon missionary and his openly gay neighbor. The film was written and directed by C. Jay Cox and stars Steve Sandvoss as the missionary, Aaron, and Wes Ramsey as the neighbor, Christian. Joseph Gordon-Levitt appears as Elder Ryder, and Rebekah Johnson as Julie Taylor. Mary Kay Place, Erik Palladino, Amber Benson, and Jacqueline Bisset have supporting roles.
Elder Paul Ryder: God hates homos.
Christian Markelli: You're gonna come into my house and tell me God hates homosexuals?
Elder Aaron Davis: And the French.
Elder Paul Ryder: (puzzled) God hates the French?
Elder Aaron Davis: Everybody hates the French.
Christian Markelli: You want revelations engraved in gold and angels trumpeting down from heaven. What if this is it instead? Me telling you I love you, right here in the snow? I think that is pretty miraculous.
Elder Aaron Davis: You can play.
Christian Markelli: Yeah, we can learn a skill. I played in high school and I learned out all the jocks were doin' it, but only with other jocks.
|Release Date||10 July 2003|
|Tagline||Aaron prays. Christian plays... Opposites attract.|
|Genre||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Filming Locations||California, USA|
|Film Class||Romantic Comedy, Religious Drama, Gay & Lesbian Films|
|Niche Genre||Comedy Drama|
|Themes||Questioning Sexuality, Opposites Attract|
|Tones||Heartwarming, Humorous, Bittersweet, Compassionate, Tearjerking|