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Paradise (2004)

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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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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Clark Cavanaugh
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Jeremiah Alcott
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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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Really disappointing piece
28 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

When I saw that Frank Pierson (who did an amazing job with "Conspiracy") had done a film with David Strathairn and James LeGros, I was really excited, given that three of my little known favorites had done something together on a subject near and dear to my heart (that'd be the hypocrisy of Christian evangelism). Unfortunately, the immense satirical potential here is absolutely wasted by attempting to make a "Sopranos" or "Six Feet Under" type family drama in a ninety minute time frame. I'll say that Pierson does an amazing job of making the story flow properly between the unnecessarily large cast, but the story fails to make a concrete or even interesting comment about God or religion in America. But it does have a professional boxing subplot.


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