|studio||Poiley Wood Entertainment|
|writer||Bruce Wood, Scott Poiley|
|starring||Dawn Olivieri, Mitch Ryan, Kip Pardue|
|tagline||Mormon Love is Forever|
SynopsisIn the wake of her mother’s death and recently separated from her husband Ian (Kip Pardue), single mother Katherine (Dawn Olivieri) is having a difficult time raising her young son Kesley on her own. Not suffering from an absent husband per se, she nonetheless longs for companionship, support and some sense of direction in her new paradigm. One day, as she practices with Kesley for his football tryouts, Elders Lillejock and Brock of the Church of Latter Day Saints visit her home. Affable and good with the boy, Elder Brock (an excellent Mitch Ryan) quickly catches her attention and so begins a sacrilegiously romantic affair that has everything of an escapist fairy tale for both of them. At least at first… Pulled back towards her husband and determined to make it work for the sake of her son, Katherine makes a choice and Brock’s true temper is glimpsed at. Terrifyingly quickly, things start becoming worrisome for all involved...
Reviewed by Patrick Cooper: Is there anything more terrifying than a psychopath in love? They’re delusional, manipulative, and just one restraining order away from a homicide. Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction always comes to mind when reflecting on this particular brand of movie villain, but as director Anthony DiBlasi proves in his thriller Missionary, there sure as hell is something much more terrifying than a psycho in love. And that would be a religious psycho in love. …Read More