The principal characters RJ and Chris are to serve a mission for the Mormon Church. From the beginning it is obvious that they are not too dedicated to their task, which means that they do not achieve very much. Instead they show much more interest in each other. Both are in fact closeted gays.
The film is at times quite slow, the acting mostly good and I would describe it as a hopeful and endearing film. Hopeful because RJ's family supports him. We are, however, never told anything about how Chris's family reacted and that is a flaw. Buy 'Latter Days' and compare the films. 'Latter Days' gave me a deeper impression but 'The Falls' is also a very good film.