Have you ever wondered why Mormon (LDS) young men and women leave their family, friends, and educations to serve missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for eighteen months to two years at their own expense?
My only criticism was the camera shake, especially at the beginning of the movie. It was difficult for me to overlook it and concentrate on the story line; eventually, however, it calmed down when the main characters were no longer traveling or confined in a small area.
Overall it was a fantastic movie that I hope everyone--member of the LDS faith or not--takes the opportunity to watch. If you are the parent, friend, or family member of a currently serving missionary, you might be a bit hesitant--I know I was. Although it is a bit scary to think that things like this actually happen, watching the movie actually made me feel more at peace with the potential dangers out in the world than before I watched it, mostly because of the way the characters dealt with the situation. This movie rivals any higher-budget, widely marketed film and needs to be on everyone's must-watch list.