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Welcome to Paradise (2007)

PG | | Drama | October 2007 (USA)
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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.

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Brent Huff
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Cast

Credited cast:
Crystal Bernard ... Debbie Laramie
Bobby Edner ... Hayden Laramie
Brian Dennehy ... Bobby Brown
William Shockley ... Kent Dylan
Beth Grant ... Frances Loren
Ken Jenkins ... Reverend McNamara
Nick Searcy ... Reverend Ellington
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lou Beatty Jr. Lou Beatty Jr. ... Trevor Goodman
Cynthia Boris Cynthia Boris ... Church Goer
Brianne Costa Brianne Costa ... Snobby Girl
Doug Cox ... Izzy
Danielle Dearing Danielle Dearing ... Church Goer
Elizabeth Dennehy ... Helen Brown
Loy Edge ... Nate Twain
Lorilynn Failor ... Twyla Twain
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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

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

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and teen smoking | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Lição de Fé See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Out of Pocket Films See more »
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Color
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Film debut for Chris Kato and Robbie Moore. See more »

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Performed by Tamara Walker
Written by Michael Lloyd and Mike Curb
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Eye Opener
31 August 2008 | by hjadairSee all my reviews

Not an attack on churches in small towns or big cities - but a wake up call to what "church" is really about. Not the building or the bank account, but the "body" rooted in love and forgiveness.

Good character and plot development in the storyline. Tugs at your heart and opens your eyes.

Obviously edited for television with fade-to-black every so often (reserved for commercial breaks). Clean, only one or two incidences of mild language, no sex, no violence other than a brief instance of teenage bullying. Good family film for preteens and older. Musical score is inspirational but subtle and not overpowering. Good casting.


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