The Falls: Testament of Love is the sequel to The Falls, which I’ve never seen, but you don’t have to have seen the first to enjoy the second. Chris and RJ reunite five years after coming out to their families and their church as gay men, where the factors that led to their separation are revealed as they mourn the death of their mutual friend Rodney. What follows is a poignant love story of two men forced by their religion to be apart.
From what I can gather in the first movie, Chris and RJ (who are Mormons) were a team on a retreat or something and ended up falling in love. They kept it secret, then took this amazing road trip together and then after that it was suddenly and completely over. One of the men ends up being “reprogrammed” by the church and his family and goes on to marry and have a daughter, while the other moves on with his life and leaves the church and has a new boyfriend. This is where our story picks up. Then comes the death of Chris and RJ’s friend, Rodney. They both attend the funeral and from there are reunited. The married guy wants nothing to do with the other but the other is persistent and eventually they realize they are still in love.
The Falls: Testament of Love is a wonderful romantic story of forbidden love and hidden desires. The movie isn’t afraid to go to places others are in exploring not just the sexuality of these characters but the true and deep bond that lies between them. This film is a true testament to the power of love.