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The R.M.

The R.M. (2003)

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Release Date: Jan 31, 2003 Wide

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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

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Comedy, Kids & Family

Jul 4, 2006

$0.4M

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It's a pretty swell flick, with an amusing storyline, endearing characters, fine acting, great music, and quality production.

October 18, 2004 Full Review

A lame production that suffers from a paucity of fresh ideas.

September 11, 2003 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Amateurish performances and production values, pointless local cameos and a parochially exclusionary tone that penetrates all the way to the movie's title.

May 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

A strange mess.

April 11, 2003 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

Witty and highly polished, if very forgettable, satire that pokes self-deprecating fun at the church while strongly reaffirming its values.

April 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Non-Mormons may find themselves scratching their heads at the LDS in-jokes, but much of the film is surprisingly funny.

April 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

...the film is a witty and enjoyable romp...

February 6, 2003 Full Review
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

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.

February 6, 2003 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

It is not a great film, but it's a good one, a pleasant one.

February 1, 2003 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

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.

January 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

...A funny romp in Happy Valley; until it starts to take itself too seriously.

January 31, 2003 Full Review
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

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