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Reel Paradise (2005)

Former indie film "guru" John Pierson takes his family to Fiji for one year to run the world's most remote movie theater.

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June, 2003. During the final month of their year-long stay in Fiji, indie-film gurus John and Janet Pierson and their two children host a documentary film crew. John's been showing free movies at the 288-seat 180 Meridian Cinema, in remote Natokalan Village on the island of Taveuni. Reality intrudes in paradise: their home is burgled, the local Catholic priest criticizes John's project, their daughter's behavior may be threatening the reputation of her friend, and John's prickly personality follows him. Against this backdrop, the Fijians laugh at the Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, and "Jackass: The Movie." John finishes the year with ten movies in ten days: do movies matter? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and brief crude humor
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$3,100 (USA) (19 August 2005)

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$31,235 (USA) (13 January 2006)
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John Pierson: Ok, so this is very important to you to get paid $311.28, it's very important for you to have this tomorrow, we sustained our second robbery in your house, tonight's robbery, I believe the total lost will come around fifteen-$10,000. Yeah, so I'll make sure you get your $311.28 tomorrow. I'LL MAKE FUCKING SURE OF IT!
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Can You See Me
Written by Adam Green
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Poor In Every Way
16 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Doesn't even qualify as a movie. This is a home video made by the Pierson family, all about the Pierson family, in Fiji and the final month of the year they spent embarrassing themselves and America. Self-centered, self-absorbed, grandstanding, foul, irritating, unlikable, abrasive jerks filming themselves, and denigrating the native Fijians while they're at it. There is nothing redeeming about any of them or the drivel on this DVD. I mentioned donating the DVD to Goodwill but my movie companion said don't make someone else watch it, and she's absolutely right. Trash bin. The fact that this scored a 6.5 on IMDb and positive comments on the DVD cover calls the entire process into serious question. My guess is the Pierson family spent much of their abundant free time pumping up their own ratings. It is horrible. Cut your wrists - you'll have more fun.


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