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The Other Side of Heaven
Based on the memoirs of Mormon missionary John H. Gorberg, this dull biopic relates the tale of an LDS missionary in the 1950s who travels to the South Seas nation of Tonga to bring the word of God to the natives. This "inspirational" curiosity is notable for its sincerity, but not for its dramatic or comedic skill. Christopher Gorham ("Popular") stars as our Opie Taylor-esque hero who endures a plodding series of quickly overcome obstacles to convert the heathens (who, before his arrival, were nothing but godless Catholics
). Back home, his ponytailed girlfriend (The Princess Diaries'
Anne Hathaway, who does little more than narrate a series of extremely chaste love letters) pines away. 113 minutes