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Paradise Grove (2003)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Moody ... Izzie Goldberg
Rula Lenska ... Dee Perry
Lee Blakemore Lee Blakemore ... Kim Wright
Leyland O'Brien Leyland O'Brien ... Keith Perry
John Cunningham John Cunningham ... Dr Norman
Andy Lucas Andy Lucas ... Garrison Moss
Dorothea Alexander Dorothea Alexander ... Mrs Wallenstein
Pamela Cundell Pamela Cundell ... Ella Bernstein
Charles Simon Charles Simon ... Ralph Stein
Hana Maria Pravda ... Ruth Posnitch
Leelo Ross Leelo Ross ... Annie Libowitz
Toshie Ogura Toshie Ogura ... Yoshiko
Georgia Goodman ... Carolina (as Georgette Pallard)
Anita Reynolds Anita Reynolds ... Rose
Tara Ellis Tara Ellis ... Mystelle


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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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Growing up is hard to do - at any age See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Cliche city, stereotypes ad nausea!
22 February 2004 | by bugs-30See all my reviews

Poor Rula Lenska & Ron Moody how far they have fallen, to accept and perform in this clichéd dirge! Script, script, script I hear the gate keepers, the producers, the film council shouting, if the foremost essential key to a successful film, but know one obviously took the time read this one and kill this abomination at birth, in fact it would seem that unbelievably know one read it before taking part in this rubbish. Evidently everyone involved fees were high because the stench this one will leave behind will follow everyone who took part in this travesty of a drama to their graves. Take my advise and watch instead some early afternoon Australian soap reruns from the eighties, like 'Cellblock H' the performances are comparable the plausibility of the drama and dialogue vastly superior.

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12 June 2003 (UK) See more »

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Highgate, London, England, UK

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