The Best Two Years (2004)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Appropriately, the most responsible ... See full summary »

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Director:

Scott S. Anderson

Writer:

Scott S. Anderson

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6 March 2004 | FilmLover-4
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| 2nd best LDS film ever (so far)
The real difference in LDS Films seems to be two things:

1. Acting. Many LDS films have had poor acting. This film had superb acting. My wife and I were shocked at how good the acting was. We kept waiting for sophomoric acting, and only saw minor glimpses of it a couple times. What a treat!

2. Budget for marketing. It seems at least 1/3 to 1/2 the money raised for these low-cost films has to go towards marketing. Not sure this one did that, but hopefully word-of-mouth will spread and build up a decent return for the investors/makers.

I think this film surpasses God's Army because the acting was much more consistent. Many will not agree with me. I still place "Charly" as the #1 LDS film because it had romance (a theme all of these need more of; and not the cynicsim the often have) and a knock-out performance by the title lead, Beery (is that her name?). The actor playing Sam was not as strong, but he held his own most of the time.

Kudos to an unexpectedly good film with "The Two Best Year" just when many people were about to give up on LDS film after the abysmal BoM movie and Pride & Prejudice, which has simply horrible acting.

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Release Date:

20 February 2004

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Alpine, Utah, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$92,436 (USA) (22 February 2004)

Gross:

$1,163,450 (USA) (17 October 2004)

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