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“What was the last film you watched before leaving on your mission? The first film you watched upon your return?

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Patrick Muir, 22. Served his mission in Carlsbad, Calif.

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I saw the Brothers McMullen before I left. I was pretty into independent movies. In fact, I still am. I saw Napoleon Dynamite when I got home.

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Paul Coles, 25. Served his mission in Dallas

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The first film I watched when I got back was Meet the Parents. It took me four weeks before I broke down and watched anything. It was kind of intense to be the first film to come back to. I didn’t really care for it. It was a rude awakening. For two years you’re not watching movies or TV, just focusing on serving people. So I just felt like I was wasting my time.

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Know of a missionary who needs to be debriefed? Contact Jamie Gadette: jgadette@slweekly.com.

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