MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,432 this week

Welcome to Paradise (2007)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  October 2007 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 266 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 4 critic

Reverand Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) and her son, Hayden (Bobby Edner), are forced to move to Paradise, Texas due to the unorthodox methods Debbie uses in her sermons.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 1677 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 95 titles
created 05 May 2013
 
a list of 7853 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
a list of 2655 titles
created 19 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Welcome to Paradise (2007)

Welcome to Paradise (2007) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Welcome to Paradise.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Face to Kill for (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Accomplished horse trainer is deceived by her husband, unfairly sent to prison, and she re-makes herself and eventually gains revenge.

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Stars: Crystal Bernard, Doug Savant, Billy Dean
Cat City (2008)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A private investigator is hired by a woman to determine if her husband, a big land developer, is having an affair. What looks like a simple case soon turns into a murder investigation and the motive may not be as clear as it seems.

Director: Brent Huff
Stars: Rebecca Pidgeon, Julian Sands, Brian Dennehy
Alleged (2010)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

When a teacher is arrested in Tennessee for trying to teach evolution in 1925, a young ambitious reporter must choose whether to take advice from his sweetheart or the notorious columnist when it comes to his approach to the story.

Director: Tom Hines
Stars: Nathan West, Colm Meaney, Ashley Johnson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An American entertainer and an Estonian woman are torn apart by hate and prejudice.

Director: Aleksandr Buravskiy
Stars: Keith Carradine, Mia Kirshner, Brian Dennehy
Wings (1990–1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett and friend Helen attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself ... See full summary »

Director: James Keach
Stars: Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Frances Fisher
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Courtney Bates, the little sister of Valerie, is going with her friends up to the condo but Courtney can't stop thinking about a driller killer coming to murder them.

Director: Deborah Brock
Stars: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Coming of age in an Ozark town. Enoch is a high school senior: he stutters, has one friend, Wheels, a kid with CP who's in a wheelchair, and thinks about college in Tennessee on a baseball ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Milazzo
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Mary Kay Place, Mare Winningham
Jackpot (2001)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Polish
Stars: Jon Gries, Daryl Hannah, Garrett Morris
Grave Misconduct (TV Movie 2008)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A fledgling mystery writer sees an opportunity to advance her career after the death of a novelist/friend but faces dire consequences when a series of vicious murders occur, implicating her.

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Crystal Bernard, Vincent Spano, Roxanne Hart
Welcome to Paradise (TV Series 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Kiwi Backpacker hostel... and the mad antics that go on day to day, from overseas travelers to the ongoing 'maintenance', love affairs and scandals...

Stars: David Hoskins, Sally Martin, Ryan O'Kane
Twelfth Night (2012)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Barry Avrich
Stars: Ben Carlson, Brian Dennehy, Stephen Ouimette
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Debbie Laramie
...
Hayden Laramie
...
...
Kent Dylan
...
Frances Loren
...
Reverend McNamara
...
Reverend Ellington
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lou Beatty Jr. ...
Trevor Goodman
Cynthia Boris ...
Church Goer
Brianne Costa ...
Snobby Girl
...
Izzy
...
Church Goer
...
Helen Brown
...
Nate Twain
...
Twyla Twain
Edit

Storyline

WELCOME TO PARADISE is the inspirational family story of a preacher who is sent from a big city church to Paradise, a small, rural community that is in desperate need of direction. The fact that the preacher is named Debbie only complicates things. She finds a town that is stuck in complacency as well as a town that turns its back on its neediest neighbors. Debbie begins building a new vision for her congregation and the veil of indifference starts to lift. When the Paradise Church is accidentally burned down, and it's charter is in danger of being revoked, the members rally around Debbie and in doing so, realize that a "church" is defined by it's community, not by the four walls that house a Sunday Service. Debbie's kindness and insight bring a blast of fresh air to this out of the way country town. It also brings her a second chance at love. Written by Patrick Stack

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The road to Paradise begins with a journey of the heart.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and teen smoking
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 2007 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut for Chris Kato and Robbie Moore. See more »

Soundtracks

She's My Saturday Night Special
Performed by Ronnie McDowell (duet with Wayne Newton)
Written by Mike Curb and Jerry Dunphy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This movie had a great message, with a great actress!!
23 November 2007 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Crystal sure shined in this movie -- and Jesus shined as well! It's hard to imagine this movie without all the scripture and all the love put into it. My wife and I just watched it, and it was great!! I only thought the story line was just a little holey (had some empty spaces) but it was wholly great!! Holy homonyms, batman!!

I also thought the locations and music really matched the movie. Hearing the Mike Curb singers was a nostalgia trip, but they really updated their sound. I've been to Tennessee and Dallas, and recognized a few spots. I really liked the barn.

Anyway, please rent this movie, please buy this movie, because if you ever have a cold night and need some hope, some faith, and some Crystal, check this out.

Thanks so much for everyone who made this movie possible!


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When will this movie be released?? wolvesfan23
Storyline cbfan1
Bobby Edner CaliChic424
Crystal and Bobby and Brett cynthialil
Summary of WELCOME TO PARADISE williamshockley
Brian Dennehy chris36
Discuss Welcome to Paradise (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?