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Director  Kurt Hale
Running time  1h 42m
Prequel  The Singles Ward
Country  United States
4.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Initial DVD release  December 11, 2007
Language  English
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Writer  Kurt Hale, John E. Moyer
Release date  2007 (2007)
Cast  Kirby Heyborne, Will Swenson, Erin Chambers, Connie Young, Michael Birkeland
Similar movies  Related Kurt Hale movies
Tagline  Time and all eternity is the easy part.

The Singles 2nd Ward is a 2007 LDS romantic comedy film, directed by Kurt Hale. Like The Singles Ward, and the films which followed it, its target audience is members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and citizens of Utah. As such, references to and parodies of the Mormon and Utah subcultures pervade the film and are unlikely to be understood by outsiders. However, the film provides a view into the sometimes strange world of the Mormon culture. The original cast returns for this sequel. Dalen (Kirby Heyborne) has finally met the girl of his dreams. Christine (Erin Chambers) is everything Dalen has ever wanted: sweet, simple, and devoted to the gospel. Too bad his future in-laws are anything but.

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Dalen, now a college professor of Mormon mythology, has almost given up on finding an eternal companion in his current singles ward, as scores of his friends around him get married or already have several children. His hopes are renewed when Christine moves into the ward, and they fall in love; love at first sight in Dalen's case. Christine's parents are very wealthy non-members who have each been married a few times. Trouble arises when they tell Christine's parents about their marriage plans because Christine's parents can't understand why they're not permitted to attend their daughter's wedding in the LDS Temple. Dalen actually withdraws his proposal to Christine in order to avoid causing a rift in her family. Later, however, Dalen visits Christine's father and explains to him the importance of temple marriage, and he gives Dalen his blessing. Christine and Dalen's wedding goes as planned.

During the film, Jonathan (Will Swenson) is making a film based on their experience in The Singles Ward. When Jonathan's friends visit the set, they each see the actor playing them; Dalen is played by "some guy who's been in every LDS movie ever made," who looks exactly like Dalen (also played by Heyborne). While discussing making a movie about Dalen's experience in getting married, Jonathan says that franchises must be made in trilogies, but with everyone married the next one would have to be The Family Ward. Dalen even mentioned a dream that he had that he was a return missionary, full of the problems he and Jonathan had encountered.

During the course of the movie, Christine narrates to the audience in much the same way Jonathan narrated the first movie. In a scene at the end of the movie with the two of them, Christine expresses surprise that Jonathan "knows" the audience, to which he replies that he knew them before she did.

Production

The Singles 2nd Ward began production on 9 July 2007. The shoot was scheduled to run 18 days, ending on 28 July. Locations included the Glenwood Apartments in Provo, the Mount Timpanogos Temple in American Fork, Fat Cats in Provo, and Mountain View High School in Orem, Payne Diamonds, Hogi Yogi, and the White Willow reception center (where all the church building scenes were filmed.

References

The Singles 2nd Ward Wikipedia
The Singles 2nd Ward IMDb The Singles 2nd Ward themoviedb.org


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