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Paradise (I) (2004)

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Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the ... See full summary »

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Reverend Bobby Paradise
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Elizabeth Paradise
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Manny Marquez
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Sammi
Vivienne Benesch ...
Alison Paradise
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Luke Paradise (as Patrick Flueger)
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Matthew Paradise (as James LeGros)
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Grace Paradise
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Isabella
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Old cowboy
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Clark Cavanaugh
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Jeremiah Alcott
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Senator Michael Linney
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Susanna
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Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the time Bobby was with NASA. Now they have built up an extensive TV empire. When their proposal to merge with a somewhat tarnished mogul is investigated by the government, skeletons in the Paradise closet come to light and the family either rallies behind or disparages the enterprise. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use
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21 December 2005 | by (Austin) – See all my reviews

This movie fails to redeem itself, even after that possibility became miraculously available. I was certain that I was wasting my time through the first 80 minutes of gratuitous TV-preacher bashing (which might actually be appropriate if it were not handled with such apparent fiction and superficiality) when suddenly, at the very last moment, it seemed that a story was about to emerge.

I was wrong. The only interesting tension in this film goes entirely unresolved and unexplained. It almost seems like this film was re-written in editing and they lacked the footage to explain the revision. So they released it.

I can't believe I actually bought a used copy of this. I hate that I spent $5.99 for it. But I have to much love for humanity to return or exchange it. Someone else might end up with it.

Only the producer can be blamed fully, but any director that would put his name on this movie deserves a measure of disgust.


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