The Falls

2012

Drama / Romance

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838.13 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 28 / 67
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23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by david-3165 8 / 10

Lovely indie movie with two fantastic leads.

At the time of writing, "The Falls" has an IMDb rating of 5.6, which in my experience means the movie is barely worth a watch. Fortunately I ignored that score and had the pleasure to watch it last night. The two main characters are beautifully sweet. We get an insight into the strange world of the Mormons – two young men sent off on their mission to spread the word. It was interesting perspective, I wondered if many of the scenes of the missionaries being brushed off (as we all tend to do), were in fact real.

In any case, the main story is about the developing bond between the two young men, while trying to disguise the fact that one fancies the other a bit more than just a missionary brother.

Much of the soundtrack uses a slide guitar, which gave it a bit of a Brokeback Mountain feel. It does set the mood however, which I found lovely. I think the texture of the film perfectly captured that feeling of young romance.

There are some funny and wonderful scenes while the missionaries try to convert a down and out pot smoking honourably discharged war veteran.

The lead actors are very good and the pace of how things unfold means there is never a moment where you think the movie is slow. As the film drew to a close I did not want it to end. This is definitely one of the better gay themed movies I have seen recently.

Reviewed by snowyprecipice 9 / 10

Subtle and well-handled movie

The Falls caught me off guard. I didn't really know what to expect before watching the movie, but I am really glad I gave it a chance.

The summary is already above, but basically it's about two boys sent to do missionary work in the name of the Mormon church. The story starts with RJ (Nick Ferruci), and he meets Chris (Benjamin Farmer) later on. They are companions and carry out their "missions" in a pair, as they're supposed to, but during their months together they start to fall in love. We soon see them have doubts, and this is aided by a war veteran, Rodney.

I found both the lead actors really good. Some of the side characters weren't as compelling, but the two leads and Rodney were the most important, anyway.

The movie also handled the Mormonism (i.e. organized religion) and sexuality issues very well. When Chris first starts having doubts it makes him angry, but RJ calms him down by saying it's normal to have doubts. Strangely enough, Chris was the more forward one, but RJ ended up being the one who was stronger in his convictions. RJ's best scene was when he was talking about how he wasn't ashamed of who he was. It was nice that his family didn't reject him, either.

The ending was left for us to understand, and it left me with such a warm feeling!

**huge spoiler alert** So in one of their meetings with Rodney, he told them that he left home when he was 20, picked his brother up and they went around America for a few months, figuring themselves out before joining the army.

In the last scene we wonder if RJ and Chris have a future together (especially after Chris's seemingly negative reaction to being found out), but our doubts are allayed (especially by RJ's strong declaration of his feelings for Chris). If you notice, RJ looks at the envelope on his car seat. It's a letter addressed to him from Chris, and the camera lingers on Chris's address for a while. So what are we to make of it? Clearly, RJ is going to do with Chris what Rodney and his brother did. So tired of unhappy endings, so this was really refreshing. **spoiler end**

All in all, a great movie and I recommend it very much!

Reviewed by giordankho 10 / 10

From a gay Mormon's POV

There has never been a movie that has resounded so perfectly as this one had. As I am writing this, I am currently a 16 year old boy and have undergone so much strife, pain, and heartache just from living, more than the average 16 year old should ever have. In "The Family: A Proclomation to the World" they clearly state over and over that marriage between man and woman is a sacred covenant ordained of God. This had to be the greatest cause of my lack of faith in the church, even though I was born and raised in it. The teachings of the evilness of homosexuality, a part of someone that is neither chosen nor even wanted in most cases, led me to think that there was something wrong with the church since I had to pretend to be someone I'm not all for the sake of not wanting to be looked at with disgust or shame. It is truly a hell to have to grow up trying hard to be someone else, that I don't even know who i really am anymore. Since I found out I was gay, and as everyone else around me started maturing, it grew increasingly harder to socialize to even the closest friends I had, since I was lying to them about such a huge, unforgettable part of me. As a result, it is because of this forced fake lifestyle, I believe it has caused me to be the socially awkward person I am today. I honestly believe that if I could have been honest with my parents and everyone around me and been encouraged to be who I am from the start, I would have been able to have developed better basic socialization skills as well as a better faith in a church that I grew up in. I'm sorry for the excessive length of this, but I had to express myself somehow, since I can't say this to my own mom. Thank you if you actually read this...

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