Share Goodness: Meet the Mormons Review

Meet the Mormons

As a I mentioned earlier this week, T.J. and I went to see the new movie, Meet the Mormons, which is coming to theaters on October 10th. Before seeing it, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the whole thing. I do love the I’m a Mormon campaign and all of the social media projects the church is working on, but it seemed a bit odd to do a whole movie in theaters about Mormons. I thought it was going to be about our theology, but actually it rarely talked about the doctrine of our church. Instead, they focused on six people with beautiful life stories–six people who happen to be Mormon.

There’s this misconception about Mormons that people have about us. They think we are all “cookie-cutter”, white people from Utah. But let me give you some facts:

  • We have 15,082,028 members worldwide, more outside of the US than inside.
  • We have 29,253 congregations and 189 Published Languages.

Let me tell one more fact. Come to Jersey City Second Ward and you will immediately see a congregation full of people who are NOT like the stereotypical Mormon. Can I get an, “AMEN?”  

So, back to the movie. The movie gives the narrative of six diverse people all across the world. It tells stories of six people who don’t fit the typical mold of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ. And you know what, it was refreshing. Sure, some of us ARE your average Mormon here in the United States. We have dozens of kids and LOVE talking about Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon. But even the typical mom in Utah has a unique story to tell. And that’s precisely what this film accomplished.

Meet the Mormons

Other than the diversity that the film portrayed, it was so uplifting. As T.J. and I were walking home from the movie which was at a theater in Times Square, we couldn’t get over how we had just watched a beautiful, clean, uplifting film here in the city. Do you know how rare that is?

So, I don’t care who you are. I don’t care if you don’t believe in our doctrine. I don’t care if you have no interest in ever learning about our church or becoming a member. Whatever! Stand up for good. Support this positive and uplifting entertainment. Share goodness. 

If that’s not enough of a push for you to see it, then here’s the actual music video with David Archuleta which is featured at the end of the movie. Just rewatching the clips of the film make me tear up again! Please share it with your friends and most of all, please request this film to be shown in your area right now. It takes five seconds.

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