The R.M. (2003)
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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
Jan 31, 2003 Wide
Jul 4, 2006
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It's a pretty swell flick, with an amusing storyline, endearing characters, fine acting, great music, and quality production.
Amateurish performances and production values, pointless local cameos and a parochially exclusionary tone that penetrates all the way to the movie's title.
Witty and highly polished, if very forgettable, satire that pokes self-deprecating fun at the church while strongly reaffirming its values.
Non-Mormons may find themselves scratching their heads at the LDS in-jokes, but much of the film is surprisingly funny.
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.
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.
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