Its been 5 years since RJ and Chris fell in love and separated. After their trip together, Chris suddenly disappears and stops replying to RJ's messages. RJ now ha s a new boyfriend Paul and hints seem to be going good. Meanwhile we see that Chris is now happily married to a woman and even has a 3 year old daughter. Destiny reunites them when they both hear of Rodney's death (the military veteran they befriended while they were on the mission). Chris totally snubs RJ and wants to have nothing to do with him. RJ doesn't know what to do because he is still struggling to find the closure on his relationship with Chris. RJ then decides to take a work break and goes to Salt Lake city to meet Chris. Initially he shows up unannounced at Chris' house but is warmly received by his wife. Chris snubs RJ as long as he can but soon he also gives up and now cannot control his emotions anymore for RJ. Chris' wife soon finds out and i not ready to give up yet. But Chris doesn't want to lie anymore. He decides to come clem to everyone that he cares about including his family. RJ finally finds a closure that he had been looking for 5 years but at the same time he also knows that he can't be with Chris (which I still don't quite understand why). THe film ends on a mic of happy-sad note.
Like its predecessor, once again, understatement is a strength here. No character or scene is over the top or dramatic but instead its very real. The only time I felt something was fake was when RJ decides to talk to Paul to take a break. THe whole reaction by Paul (sudden crying and weird expressions) were too annoying in a film where every other character is beautifully underplaying their part. Even the fight or conflict between Chris and his wife has been done really well and very underplayed. The film also never downplays on christian religious beliefs. The end when RJ kisses Chris at his parents anniversary was probably uncalled for. While talking of positives, the film is definitely very slow and sometimes sluggish in its pace. Both RJ and Chris are still very cute and adorable. The film does ask some serious questions about love vs personal responsibility and how our actions affect the ones we love.
If you loved the first part, you would like this one as well. Just be patent with the pace of the film. (6.5/10)