In part 2 we saw that Chris is now divorced. But RJ and him are still having difficulty sorting out where their relationship stands and where it’s going in the future, especially as they’re living in different parts of the country. They decide to get together for the weekend in the hope figuring out where they stand and what should they do. RJ has largely rejected the church but Chris is still hopeful that he will find a way to balance church and his heart as a gay man. Untimely death of Chris’ mother forces the two men to meet again along with their fathers, prominent members of the church. Chris’ father initially rejects homosexuality and is not pleased to see RJ but eventually he gives in to their love and extends full support including talking to the church. The two men will finally be together.
The film continues to show us brilliant acting and subtle direction. The mood of the film is real and slow, something which is like the life of mormons and what they go through. RJ and Chris are brilliant as the previous films and I am just surprised why haven’t they done more films. The chemistry between them is electrifying. Even in the scenes where they are just sitting and talking, you see the connection that the 2 men share and this is really important in this scenario since the story expects them to be in love with each other for over 6 years. I give full marks to the director to raise the characters from closeted characters to a happy, out gay couple ready, willing and able to face the entrenched dogma of their chosen faith. The makers give people hope. Hope based on the positive portrayal of healthy, stable gay married couple ready to live life with no regrets. Having said that, the film was a bit lengthy in my opinion. The whole track of RJ’s friend who has been pining for love for last few years was unnecessary. Maybe it was to show how faithful RJ is to Chris but I don’t think any of that was needed. Also RJ’s girlfriend was the complete odd person out in an otherwise sombre and mellow film.
The film asks us “How can you be a part of something that alienates parents from their children?” The ending of the film gives a nice conclusion to balancing faith and sexuality. A befitting end to a beautiful set of trilogy. (7/10)