Latter Days


Latter Days

Critics Consensus

A melodramatic plot and character stereotypes turn the movie into a sitcom.



Total Count: 47


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User Ratings: 11,198
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Christian is the typical LA gay boy: hot tanned body, gorgeous looks, and a taste for the one-night stand. By day, he waits tables at the quaint Lila's where his sexual conquests are frequently discussed with his co-workers. One day, new tenants move into Christian's apartment complex-four young Mormon missionaries, including the sweet and innocent Elder Aaron. As sexual tension builds between Christian and Aaron, the Lila's staff wages a bet that Christian cannot bed his missionary man. The bet is on, but there is a problem-Christian is falling in love with his latter-day saint. To make matters worse, the Mormon condemnation of homosexuality sends our lovelorn heroes into trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness.


Wes Ramsey
as Christian
Steve Sandvoss
as Elder Aaron Davis
Mary Kay Place
as Gladys Davis
Dave Power
as Gilford
David Poser
as Gilford
Jim Ortlieb
as Farron Davis
Linda Pine
as Susan Davis
Kurt Hargan
as Stacy's Husband
Mik Scriba
as Maintenance Man
Robert Lacroix
as Elizabeth's Date
Jason-Shane Scott
as Christian's Sublet
John Giansiracusa
as Man in Black No. 1
Pamela Dominey
as Restaurant Patron
Margaret Fitzpatrick
as Restaurant Patron
Ed Garber
as Restaurant Patron
Nadine Griffith
as Restaurant Patron
Richard Growe
as Restaurant Patron
Kristen Egues
as Restaurant Patron
Aleksei Ilnitsky
as Restaurant Patron
Yvone Grey
as Restaurant Patron
MacGareo 'Mank' Thomas
as Restaurant Patron
Michelle Moolchan
as Restaurant Patron
Stefano Pujals
as Restaurant Patron/Church Elder
Steve Spellman
as Restaurant Patron
Mary Lou Alhlenius
as Restaurant Patron
Robin Barberis
as Restaurant Patron
Renee Lyle
as Restaurant Patron
Hilary Bell
as Hollywood Starlet
Matthew Mertens
as Bodyguards
Doyle Wolfgang
as Man Waiting for Table
Trudi Wolfgang
as Woman Waiting for a Table
Oneil Cespedes
as Christian's Hook-Up
Rich Moriarty
as Man Taking Picture
Joseph Dipippa
as New Mormon
Ed Cha
as Itchy the Cook/Thanksgiving Dinner Guest
Daisy Lewis
as Hostess/Thanksgiving Dinner Guest
Rob Gunnerson
as Bartender at Club
Ron Hutchings
as Club Goer
Greg Kelly
as Club Goer
Renato O'Neal
as Club Goer
Joe Clemens
as Club Goer
Mike Fallon
as Club Goer
Steban Demari
as Club Goer
Dante Silrcato
as Club Goer
Adi Cabada
as Club Goer
Tim Sanchez
as Club Goer/Airport Passenger
George Bendele
as Club Goer
David Welch
as Club Goer
Allan Shadoan
as Club Goer
Michael Wool
as Club Goer
Robbie Wood
as Club Goer
Melinda Howze
as Airport Passenger
Keri Ports
as Airport Passenger
Michelle Saffai
as Airport Passenger
Chris Kinder
as Airport Passenger
Bob Gray
as Airport Passenger
Art Villa
as Airport Passenger
John Bennett
as Airport Passenger
Deborah Pixley
as Airport Passenger
Alicia Barberis
as Airport Passenger
Lonnie Beard
as Airline Pilot
Miriam Sue Bolber
as Airline Attendant
Lord Abenz
as Church Elder
Steven Cischke
as Church Elder
Nick Coroneens
as Church Elder
David Edward Garber
as Church Elder
Patrick George
as Church Elder
Jack Kincaid
as Church Elder
Daniel Latch
as Church Elder
Nick Murray
as Church Elder
James Ozasky
as Church Elder
Glen Perterson
as Church Elder
William Platt
as Church Elder
Steven Sellas
as Church Elder
André Araujo
as Project Angel Food Volunteer
Bill Gill
as Project Angel Food Volunteer
Ray Jarris
as Project Angel Food Volunteer
Marc Allen Barker
as Project Angel Food Volunteer
Bob Schuck
as Thanksgiving Dinner Guest
Dale Hawes
as Doctor
Joey Balthozar
as Hospital Patron
Quintella Turner
as Hospital Patron
Charles Edwards
as Cher Impersonator
Leora Lutz
as Angel Impersonator
Roger Dertinger
as Devil Impersonator
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Critic Reviews for Latter Days

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (26)

  • Renders its gay and religious characters so stereotypical that neither lifestyle appears attractive.

    Apr 2, 2004 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a winning, heartfelt and conflicted piece where the conflicts often resolve themselves in surprising ways.

    Apr 2, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
  • A coming-of-age, coming-out, romantic comedy, religious intolerance flick, and if that sounds a bit crowded, that's because it is.

    Apr 2, 2004 | Rating: C-

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • A fairly flat, predictable tale.

    Apr 2, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • It's more melodrama than drama or love story, and Cox, who wrote Sweet Home Alabama, seems to have never met a stereotype he didn't like.

    Mar 12, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It's timely, not to mention refreshing, to see an affirmation of true love over hot sex, along with a reminder that the two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

    Mar 12, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Latter Days

  • Apr 14, 2012
    I think the movie overall has a superb script (not the plot however) but the acting was so terrifying. Can't say there're any new elements in the film of this genre but it provided a good soundtrack and an important message.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2011
    I liked that the two central characters do have actual fears and concerns about their awkward situation early on in the film that materialize in a believable way, but it doesn't examine those issues in the depth that they could have. Instead we are stuck with a rather bland story that becomes predictable in the second half.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2009
    It's just a lukewarm film, a by-the-numbers romantic drama about people from utterly different worlds that happen to fall in love. I give props for the included "twist" and depictions of "homosexual reformation" facilities that we all KNOW exist and are utilized by the Mormon church. Some very nice bits of secondary character acting by Erik Palladino as the AIDS patient and Joseph Gordon Levitt as an overly everything-that-isn't-Mormon-phobic missionary. "Hot Gay Sex" commentary: this reluctantly makes the list. makes the list because there is certainly gay sex happening here. Reluctant because, as my gay boyfriend said, "we don't know who topped/bottomed". Plenty of shapely buttocks, though.
    _kelly . Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2008
    It was lame, but enjoyable. The openly gay dude was really annoying (and ugly) and just bothered me, but Steve Sandvoss was good. It was alright.
    Lauren D Super Reviewer

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