Watch: Latter Days 2003 123movies, Full Movie Online – Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are perhaps the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a passionate young Elder (a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family and church proud. Christian is a shallow West Hollywood waiter/party boy who only looks forward to what man the next night will bring to him. After Aaron and three other Elders move into the apartment across from his, Christian’s friends make a bet that he can’t get one of them into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron, suspecting there is more than meets the eye to him. There are two problems, though: Christian finds himself questioning his own identity as he falls in love with Aaron and the Mormon Church treats homosexuality as a sinful lifestyle. When Aaron’s burgeoning sexuality is discovered, they will have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they want to get to the thing that matters to them most: each other..
Plot: Christian, a hunky, 20-something, West Hollywood party boy gets more than he bargains for when he tries to seduce 19-year-old Elder Aaron Davis, a sexually confused Mormon missionary who moves into his apartment complex.
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Refreshing like mountain spring water
Some believe in coincidences and some believe in miracles. No matter what some may say, love is never an accident, never a coincidence. Love is always a miracle and it takes years at times for some of these miracles to work out. This film is about such a miracle, what’s more in the capital city of miracles, Los Angeles.
On one side a young man who has always been gay and does not have any doubts about it. He is working in a restaurant as a waiter and trying to enjoy life, just enjoy it.
One day a young Mormon missionary comes across the street with three of his acolytes. This young man is a greenhorn and as such does not know much about the world and even about the doctrine he is predicating and preaching. He repeats what the other elder associated to him says without understanding he is in many ways ruthlessly bruising the feelings of others. Bruising the feelings of women who are not accepted as equal in the church. Bruising the feelings of the Blacks who are not accepted as equal in the church. Bruising the feelings of the gays who are purely rejected as an abomination, excommunicated and severed from all social links within the reach of the church, not to speak of the shock treatment imposed onto that last category of sinners, because it is a sin to be woman, to be Black or to be gay, and to be gay is the most horrible and the most worst of them all.
The point is that this young Mormon, Aaron Davis, is falling in love and one night a kiss will be exchanged and the culprit will be found out by his three other acolytes, right in the act with the devil. And that’s the drama. Aaron is packed and sent back home in shame. But Christian Markelli follows and catches up at the airport of Salt Lake City and the two will discover what love is for a good number of hours in the Airport Inn. But Aaron will run away in the wee hours of the morning.
Then the road is going down for both of them.
Excommunication and then suicide attempt on one hand. Finding the telephone number, calling up and being rejected, flying over again to give the watch Aaron had left behind back to Aaron. And then a dead end, a tremendous dead end. Life is no longer funny at all.
Aaron seems to be the one who has the good sense that most human beings should have. When something does not work stop it, when some place rejects you go away, when something brings displeasure and no pleasure forget it, when something is pure pleasure and joy run for it.
That’s how love can survive and constantly rebound in a life where there are more obstacles than coincidences, but luckily for love there are miracles, not the divine type but the simple human kind: a decision one human being takes one day to do what they want most and what they like most. And that is natural, though not as frequent as you may think, in the City of Angels.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director C. Jay Cox
Writer C. Jay Cox
Actors Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place
Country United States
Awards 3 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony HDW-F900
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process HDCAM
Printed Film Format 35 mm