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The Work and the Story (2003)

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Independent Utah-based filmmaker Nathan Smith Jones directs and stars in the self-styled Mormon mockumentary-comedy The Work and the Story. Jones plays egotistical writer/director Peter Beuhmann, who tries to take over Mormon cinema after the mysterious disappearance of pioneering filmmaker Richard Dutcher (as himself). Eric Artell plays Kevin Evans, the kid who just wants to make good, wholesome Mormon films even though his parents are against it. Also starring Jen Hoskins, Dan Merkley, and Richard Moll, The Work and the Story was made possible through a donation of 16 mm film stock given by Dutcher.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy
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Critic Reviews for The Work and the Story

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Finally, a Mormon comedy that's funny.

February 26, 2004
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

The lesson here is that just because you CAN make a film doesn't mean you should. It is not as easy as it apparently looks.

Full Review… | October 22, 2003
EricDSnider.com

The filmmakers claim they've tried to make something that will appeal to audiences outside of the usual LDS-film demographic -- yet it's filled with jokes and references that will only make sense to that audience.

Full Review… | October 22, 2003
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for The Work and the Story

Likable mockumentary, a Morman one at that. It is often funny, good cast. Some of the segments don't always work that well, but as a whole it was a pleasant diversion. Most Morman films, especially the comedies, I have enjoyed very much.

James Higgins
James Higgins

My old screenwriting teacher wrote and directed this! And...yeah, okay, it's not that good. I will admit he has a huge ego, and it shows in this film.

Camden Furse
Camden Furse

Likable mockumentary, a Morman one at that. It is often funny, good cast. Some of the segments don't always work that well, but as a whole it was a pleasant diversion. Most Morman films, especially the comedies, I have enjoyed very much.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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