DVD The Falls: Testament of Love

DVD The Falls: Testament of Love
DVD The Falls: Testament of Love
Run time: 120 min
Rating: 6.2
Genres: Drama
Director: Jon Garcia
Writers: Jon Garcia
Stars: Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer, Hannah Barefoot
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.
Plot Keywords: gay, anniversary party, funeral, gay mormon, male nudity
Country: USA
Release Date: 11 December 2013 (USA)


  1. If you have watched The Falls you will like this 2nd installment

    First: it is a solid continuation where they left off because it was explained well what happened to the 2 main characters at the start of the movie

    Second: The Attraction between RJ (Nick Ferrucci) and Chris (Benjamin Farmer)is there and very strong…… They're different (RJ is dark while Chris is fair) but same (watch it and you'll know what i mean)

    The sex scene between the 2 is meant to be compulsive and not erotic since it's been 5 years since they've had sex with each other

    Benjamin Farmer's eyes is so effective that it gets softer at his tender moments but will go steel cold the moment he tries to hide his feelings and you can feel his inner sufferings while delivering his monologues (to Nick)

    Third: I don't mind a third installment of this movie considering it's not a big budgeted film and yet it's quite good…..

    Lastly:Big Budgeted Sci Fi films in comparison with a small budgeted gay themed film…… really ????? and for the record George Lucas only directed Star Wars and not Empire Strikes Back nor Return of the Jedi for that matter

  2. For those who have seen the original, but are still considering the sequel hesitantly, go for it! Even if you aren't gay or Mormon, you still may get something out of it. I wasn't too crazy about Chris in the sequel's beginning after RJ comes to see him in Utah, but their love was rekindled rather quickly, even though this ending was bittersweet. I was impressed once again, with the direct approach to religious hypocrisy and intolerance, but also the two male leads, in the end, RJ was very self sacrificing in regards to Chris: not letting him leave his new life for him, which was very moving. Watch the scene with tissues handy, you may need them, I certainly did.

  3. I'm going to assume that anyone considering this movie has already seen The Falls. If you haven't, you should. This is a sequel, and you need to have seen The Falls first. Therefore, I won't waste time telling who RJ and Chris are and what happened between them in the past.

    I suspect that most fans of The Falls are going to love this one too, so you may want to stop reading now and just see the movie. It continues the gay Mormon theme of the original in a different setting.

    It's five years later. Chris is back in Salt Lake, has been reabsorbed into Mormonism, has turned hetero through therapy and self-control, is making oodles of moolah as a pharma rep, is happily married and has a daughter.

    RJ has not returned to Mormonism (although he still wears the underwear and believes most of the teachings), has a dreamboat lover named Paul who adores him, and is making ends meet writing for a magazine in Seattle.

    RJ and Chris meet again for the first time at Rodney the stoner's funeral. RJ dumps Paul (a real catch and played by the best actor in either movie) and goes to Salt Lake to get Chris back. Much drama ensues. I'll stop there.

    I LOVED The Falls – it was SO much better than the highly overrated Latter Days. But I have three problems with the sequel.

    First, it adds nothing significant to the original, just recycles the same angst in a new town. Maybe gay Mormons need an endless series of Star Wars-like sequels and prequels, but this non-Mormon gay has had enough of it already.

    Second, there's no believable attraction between RJ and Chris this time. It's compulsive, not erotic at all. Not one spark. Totally unbelievable, unless both guys are so neurotic now that they will do anything to be miserable. (Besides, the guy who plays Chris has gotten creepy looking – really weird eyes like a lizard).

    Third, this sequel has the gall to set up for yet ANOTHER sequel, just as The Empire Strikes Back did. Lucas pulled it off, but Jon Garcia should have stopped at one.

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