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The Falls: Testament of Love (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1 April 2018 (Poland)
Chris and RJ reunite five years after coming out to their families and their church as gay men, where the factors that led to their separation are revealed as they mourn the death of their mutual friend Rodney.

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Jon Garcia

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Ferrucci ... RJ
Benjamin Farmer ... Chris
Hannah Barefoot ... Emily
Bruce Jennings Bruce Jennings ... Noah
Mercedes Rose ... Debbie
Thomas Stroppel Thomas Stroppel ... Paul
Trish Egan ... Gloria
Andrew Bray Andrew Bray ... Greg
Stephanie Kay Stephanie Kay ... Chelsea (as Stephanie Leppart Kay)
Kaitlyn Taylor Graves Kaitlyn Taylor Graves ... Kaylee
Mia Warren Mia Warren ... Infant Kaylee
Keith Callanin Keith Callanin ... Aaron (as Keith Swallow)
Megan Carver Megan Carver ... Doris
Harold Phillips ... Tom
Audrey Walker ... Brenda
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Chris and RJ reunite five years after coming out to their families and their church as gay men, where the factors that led to their separation are revealed as they mourn the death of their mutual friend Rodney.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2018 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Falls 2: Zeugnis der Liebe See more »

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Lake Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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(at around 1h 0 mins) Chris and Aaron are talking after dinner while their wives run to the store to get ice cream. Aaron starts reading a passage of Scripture in John 13. The first words he reads are "Jesus Christ." Aaron pronounces "Christ" with a short "i" instead of a long "i" (making it sound just like the name "Chris" with a "t" thrown on the end). See more »

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"You broke that girl's heart"
28 November 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The post mission world of Mormon kids Nick Ferucci and Benjamin Farmer is the subject of Testament Of Love. Unfortunately if you didn't see the first film The Falls you might have trouble picking things up. The first film concentrated on Ferucci and his family, in Testament Of Love it is Farmer and his family that are the focal point.

Ironic since it was Farmer who initiated things on their mission it was Ferucci who went back home and came out of the closet. He went on the promised three month road trip with Farmer from the first film and then when both returned communication ceased from Farmer's end.

Word that their friend Brian Allard whom they met on the mission has passed on. That reunites them. And Ferucci finds out that Farmer is now married to Hannah Barefoot. Farmer has never come out of the closet and now he's leading the typical Mormon lifestyle married to a nice Mormon girl who is expected to bear lots of Mormon kids.

When Ferucci who breaks up with a boy friend he has and incidentally breaks that young man's heart goes to Salt Lake City to find Farmer the inevitable happens. A story told many times over in thousands of homes, maybe told best in Brokeback Mountain where both Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are married.

I have no doubt this is played out in many a Mormon household as well. Worse there since the Church of Latter Days Saints is the focal point of the community not just a place you go on Sunday to communicate with the Deity. Still the alternatives are either suicide or a life of repression. Too many choose those alternatives.

Hannah Barefoot's story is also a tale told many times. The woman who marries a closet case and then wonders what she did wrong. She gives the best performance in the film.

I hope Testament Of Love gets a few showings in Salt Lake City, but I doubt it. Still you never know.


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