This may be a perfectly fine film, but was the director maybe still on his
mission when "Mobsters and Mormons" hit the big screen? With only a few
dozen Mormon comedies in the library, isn't it a bit early for a re-tread?
'Can't wait to see this. Here on the East coast we have to wait until
Mormon films come out on DVD. The best LDS comedies are still 'Singles
Ward,' 'Baptists at our Barbecue' and 'Sons of Provo,'
The best Mormon comedy these days isn't film, it's TV... Studio C
Kurt Russell starred in a Disney movie* in 1969 where his character is somehow
programmed with all the data available on a main-frame computer. This allows
him to win an academic contest (jeopardy style) but also discloses a mafia plan
that was programmed in the computer.Same story line, with innocent
young students getting in hot water exposing crime bosses.*"The
Computer wore Tennis shoes"Uh, I'm not sure how funny this
genre of movies would be for parents who are sending their 18 year old babies
out into the world for the first time away from home.
I saw the preview and I could not stop cringing. It was painful for me. I was
so ashamed. Please stop making these movies! Please stop going to them. They
are an embarrassment! It's such cheap humor. It's a
disease to our culture.
raybies,Speaking of Studio C, didn't they have a sketch similar
to what this article describes as the plot of this movie? Was that a coincidence
or is this film ripping off a Studio C sketch? Either way I will probably end up
seeing this movie sometime. It sounds like it has potential to be funny and
entertaining (I am not necessarily counting on it though, lest I be
Congrats, guys! With actors like Dashiell Wolf and Charan Prabhakar, it's
GOT to be funny. Looking forward to seeing Inspired Guns and any
other creative films that don't rely so much on cultural humor nobody
outside the flock can understand them.The Saratov Approach is
gaining ground as it opens in theaters outside Utah. There is no reason a comedy
can't do the same thing as long as the story doesn't alienate
audiences. Strangely enough, I think having the Book of Mormon musical do so
well has opened minds toward our filmmakers more favorably. When faced with a
box office choice now, audiences are not as skittish to try something they know
to feature those guys in suits with name-tags. That BYU, UVU and
the U all now have impressive film programs is outstanding. Those in the
business are starting to take notice. The BYU animation studio graduates have
done very well in the industry.
P.S.Sundance is winding down, but the LDS Film Festival opens February
5-8. Google it for tickets to meet some of these outstanding young filmmakers.
Guess I can also put in a plug for my son-in-law, JD Payne, a Hollywood
screenwriter who will fly up for the LDSFF and on February 22 will be here again
to teach a screenwriting class for Utah Women In Film at Broadview University.
He is currently writing the next Star Trek movie with his partner, Patrick
Son's of Provo was the absolutely stupidest movie that I've ever seen.
I used the DVD for a target a couple of years ago when I went target
shooting.Best of the current crop? Ephraim's Rescue.
This was a fantastic movie. I laughed a whole heck of a lot all the way through
the movie. I know I shouldn't read the comments on these pages because
people feel like trashing stuff for the sake of it. People are judging this
show based on a brief synopsis, but the whole thing works so well. I laughed
all the way through and the story was very good. I don't think you should
support something just because it is locally produced, or a "clean moral
movie", support it because it's a great product. Inspired Guns is a
So I'm a bit of a skeptic when it comes LDS comedy. Until last night I had
never seen a funny LDS film and I was convinced that they couldn't exist.
Adam White proved me wrong. I was laughing through the whole movie, and I
don't often do that.Fantastic acting by the whole cast, and it was
I saw the movie at an early showing, and I have to say that I thought it was
fantastic. It was well done, had great twists and turns, and had me laughing
the entire time. It was such a breath of fresh air when compared to the
"traditional" Mormon comedies, where we're poking fun at ourselves.
This was just an unbelievable event that causes you to laugh again and again.
I liked it a lot.
I hope the movie is better than the previews, because it did not look very good
to me in those.
I was disappointed with the movie overall. The writing seemed amateurish and
the jokes were kind of lame to my taste. I feel, just because a movie is
"Clean", doesn't mean it gets a free pass and is deemed
automatically funny. I honestly don't recommend spending the money to see
this at theatre. If it comes out on DVD, ask to borrow it.
I'm glad the director is aiming to raise the bar on LDS comedies, because
the bar is currently resting on the floor. It's been all downhill since
The Singles Ward.
There's a bar? I have only seen bits of a couple of these movies, but it
was enough to tell me they aren't in my wheelhouse. I may give one another
chance at some point, but it's undeniable that many Mormons tend to give
these movies "extra credit" for being made by and for Mormons. Write a
similar script, but change the LDS-specific references to Jewish or
Buddhist-specific references, and see how many Utahns rave about them.
**CRICKETS**I remember fragments of a couple of conversations about
movies from years ago . . "So, have you ever seen 'This is
Spinal Tap'?""Yeah; that movie was lame.""How about 'Dr. Strangelove'?""That was a
comedy? And I don't really like black and white movies.""How about 'Blazing Saddles'? No? 'A Fish Called
Wanda'? It's got some language, but is hysterical!""Meh; I thought it was overrated. Have you seen 'The Singles
Ward'? Man, that cracked me up! Classic!"That was the gist,
and my impression is that it's pretty typical of the fans of LDS comedies.
I never saw the need to talk movies with that person again.
Also! On a note that hasn't been brought up yet!!Take your kids!!
They love it even more, they will be quoting "Whats dat in your eye??"
or "Give me back my 100 bucks muchacho!" for weeks! If you are not
partial to LDS movies, that's fine, but don't underestimate the effect
that they can have on kids from 3-15. LDS Youth crave this kind of content;
they love it, it encourages them in their Faith, and clichés aren't
spent on them yet! My son was laughing, asking questions about the mission
field, and moved by the end scenes. I like the movie 10 times more having seen
the positive effect it had on him. I recommend this movie to any in
the LDS Faith and HIGHLY recommend it if you bring your kids.
Fantastic film. I expected a goofball comedy full of cliches, but I got a fresh
LDS Comedy that had the packed theater laughing and it also had real heart to
it. I love seeing clichés recognized and blown out of the water. The
serious moments were something unexpected but dialed in a great and simple
Ignore all the "haters" who are leaving comments that haven't even
seen the movie! This is not the typical LDS embarrasment of a comedy we have all
come to loathe. I just saw it yesterday and the movie was very entertaining. It
had an original plot and had the whole audience laughing throughout the whole
movie. I can't wait to see it again!
All this time, I thought LDS Comedy was as oxymormon.
Funny, clean with some tender moments at times. Ricky Macy is the only pro in
the movie and it shows....the producers are foolish not to have his face on the
movie ads and even in the theater. The editing is a little choppy and the story
is loose, but at least families can sit back and enjoy the show without cursing
and stupid sexual innuendo. LDS movies can do much better and they will in the
This sounds really bad. Wow…Only in Utah…