A dark and quirky comedy set in an eccentric Jewish old age home.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Izzie Goldberg
Dee Perry
Lee Blakemore ...
Kim Wright
Leyland O'Brien ...
Keith Perry
John Cunningham ...
Dr Norman
Andy Lucas ...
Garrison Moss
Dorothea Alexander ...
Mrs Wallenstein
Pamela Cundell ...
Ella Bernstein
Charles Simon ...
Ralph Stein
Hana Maria Pravda ...
Ruth Posnitch
Leelo Ross ...
Annie Libowitz
Toshie Ogura ...
Anita Reynolds ...
Tara Ellis ...


A dark and quirky comedy set in an eccentric North London Jewish old age home, Paradise Grove revolves around a dysfunctional family comprising 79-year-old Izzie Goldberg, determined to die with dignity, his daughter Dee Perry, a mixture of traditional Jewish mother and child of the Sixties, and her teenage son Keith, who's half-black and half-Jewish, and understandably undergoing an identity crisis. And then the teenage Kim arrives out of the blue looking for shelter and work - but what is she trying to hide? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Life, death and the bit in the middle See more »


Comedy | Drama



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12 June 2003 (UK)  »

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Actor Charles Simon died shortly after finishing work on this project. See more »


Izzie Goldberg: A schwartzer who wants to be a Jew. Have you got problems!
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What a relief that you don't have to be Jewish to get all the jokes!!
19 September 2003 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

It really was refreshing to have a film deal with issues that are normally so taboo with such sensitivity and good humour. Because of your observations of human nature and how the characters responded to their dilemmas I found that far from being depressive, the film was full of hope and acceptance which in itself is a blessing and much more realistic.

I was also surprised at some of the emotions that I felt watching some of the scenes, from belly laughs ( What a relief that you don't have to be Jewish to get all the jokes) to the raw tension that i felt with the gun scene.

You all really deserve to see this excellent piece of work go far.....yes you have guessed it you have another fan..!!!

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