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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 airport, his room has been rented out to an exchange student, and his girlfriend is engaged to someone else. Worse yet, he's being pulled in every direction by his unsympathetic new boss and hedonistic heathen of a best friend (Will Swenson). But when he meets fetching young Kelly (Britani Bateman), Jared's life begins to look up. The R.M. was written and directed by Kurt Hale of Halestorm Entertainment, a company created to independently produce and distribute feature-length entertainment for LDS audiences.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Box Office:
$367,216.00
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Cast

Kirby Heyborne
as Jared Phelps
Daryn Tufts
as Basketball Player

Critic Reviews for The R.M.

All Critics (11)

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

October 18, 2004
Town Talk (Alexandria, LA)

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

Full Review… | September 11, 2003
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.

Full Review… | May 7, 2003
Salt Lake Tribune

A strange mess.

April 11, 2003
Sacramento Bee

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

Full Review… | April 10, 2003
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
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for The R.M.

This was pretty funny. It's about Mormons and shenanigans, and you know how much I love shenanigans.

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti
½

This movie is so funny. The first time I saw it, I was laughing, but also wondering if it could really happen.

Paige Medlock
Paige Medlock

i could see this as me when i come home, except i don't have anyone waiting for me, a job lined up, i'm already accepted at USU. and i don't think my family will relocate anytime soon. but it could happen!

Cam Riggs
Cam Riggs

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