Movie review: 'Freetown' is a Mormon missionary road trip drama without a lot of drama

April 2, 2015 7:12 PM

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The early days of Liberia's long civil war provide the backdrop to "Freetown," a modestly-budgeted odyssey about Mormon missionaries fleeing the country for neighboring Sierra Leone.

It's 1989, and rebels are hunting anyone from the Krahn tribe, carrying up summary executions of the ruling class tribe members wherever they find them. That's made it impossible for the nascent Mormon community of missionaries to do their work.

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