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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.

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 | Rating: B+

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

September 11, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A strange mess.

April 11, 2003 | Rating: 2/4

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

April 10, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

April 7, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

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