Latter Days

July 1st, 2004


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A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 7.2/10 (8,812 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: C. Jay Cox

Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place

Aaron Davis (

Steve Sandvoss - Elder Aaron Davis
Wes Ramsey - Christian Markelli
Rebekah Johnson - Julie Taylor (as Rebekah Jordan)
Amber Benson - Traci Levine
Khary Payton - Andrew
Jacqueline Bisset - Lila Montagne
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Elder Paul Ryder
Rob McElhenney - Elder Harmon
Dave Power - Elder Gilford
Erik Palladino - Keith Griffin
Mary Kay Place - Sister Gladys Davis
Jim Ortlieb - Brother Farron Davis
Linda Pine - Susan Davis
Bob Gray - Susan's Husband
Judee Morton - Noreen (as Judith Morton Fraser)

Taglines: Aaron prays. Christian plays... Opposites attract.


Official Website: Official site [Germany] | TLA Releasing |

Release Date: 1 July 2004

Filming Locations: California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $850,000(estimated)

Gross: $819,939 (USA) (4 July 2004)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Through researching his role as a man with AIDS, Erik Palladino discovered that some of his character's medicines would cause some of his hair to fall out. Therefore, he took a pair of clippers to his own hair to create bald spots although he shot all of his scenes in one day.

Revealing mistakes: At the scene outdoors of the airport terminal Christian goes to reenter the airport but the door is "frozen shut". However the camera is pulled back enough that we see that he is blocking the door from opening with his foot. He makes two attempts and both are blocked by his left sneaker.

[first lines]
Elder Aaron Davis: When I first came to Los Angeles, it looked like just this mass of dots... all jumbled and disconnected. It was pretty disorienting.

User Review

surprisingly touching...


I'm not going to go into my entire life story here, but I will tell you that i'm a straight person, so it may seem a little odd that I'd like to watch this movie. I work at blockbuster video and I was running movies one day when I came across a movie entitled "Latter Days." This was intriguing to me because I grew up in a mormon household (but am no longer a firm believer). I read that back and was instantly intrigued. I have much respect for both the mormon community and the gay community, so watching this was something I had been anticipating for a while. I was quite curious how the director would portray the life or a mormon who is hiding his sexuality. All in all, I have to say that this movie is definitely worth watching. There have been some negative comments posted about the quality and about how the dialogue didn't seem to flow amazingly well at times, but I didn't notice anything. I was so wrapped up in the plot and the portrayal of the movie that I didn't notice much of anything that was bad. Most of the people that have left comments on here have been gay, so I assume that most of the people watching this movie would be gay males, and if that be the case, it can become very poignant and heart wrenching at times. I know what it's like to be shunned from the people you've grown up with, not exactly how aaron does, but I have a definite feeling and this movie went straight to my heart. As for recommending this movie, I am all for it. Whether you'll enjoy it as much as I did really jumps from person to person, but I say that you should go out and rent the movie just to make sure.