Last night Jared and I watched The Dance, an LDS themed movie made by the same people who made The Best Two Years. As is typical in Mormon films, it even has some of the same cast. And like The Best Two Years it is actually pretty good. It may not have the best actors or the best writing or the best production, but it is worth watching.
The story centers around three different couples on the night of a church dance on Harvard campus. One is a couple married 25 years but having trouble. One is a workaholic bachelor and a divorced mother of two. And one is a Harvard return-missionary and a Jewish dancer. The diversity among these six people and the realness of their challenges is what makes this movie good. I was really impressed that an LDS film included these non-traditional couples. And there were actually moments where the characters conversations and reactions are quite realistic. Of course there were times when they were less convincing too.
This movie is currently on dvd. We Netflixed it and actually had to wait quite awhile to get it. So someone else must be watching it too! If you want a sweet, relatively short at 80 minutes, make you smile and also think a little kinda movie for your Friday night at home, check this out.