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I wanted to like this film
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2018
Sorry, I wanted to like this film; however, it was beyond painful to watch. When Richard Dutcher burst upon the scene with God's Army there was so much promise with the emergence of "Mormon Cinema". I had hoped that LDS films would really take some risks. Yet, after the abysmal Singles Ward (1&2), The RM, and an entire host of other hastily made lackluster films, I knew not to expect much from this disastrous attempt at movie making. With a talented and vibrant artistic community that would totally surprise a plethora of nevermos, the LDS film community can do so much better. I worry that Richard Dutcher's proclamation that "Mormon Cinema" is no more has become true, I hope not. There are so many aspect within LDS culture that would make for serious art that would be totally groundbreaking and relevant in within the LDS community as well as the secular world. I wish I had the talent, I do not; however, I still have hope that someone within the community will sack up and make a film that really explores and challenges conventional thinking....