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Paradise East (2010)

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Paradise East is a dark comedy about a desperately dysfunctional, lower middle class family, fiercely struggling to make it in the twentieth century. Lucky, not your typical dad, runs a ... See full summary »

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Nick Taylor

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Nick Taylor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Barton Bruce Barton ... Priest
Walker Hare ... David
Seth Abrams ... Chip
John Borras ... Ernie
James Kissane ... Lucky
Laura Shapanus ... Jane
Charles Balcer ... Private eye
Ron Leir ... Neighbor
Cynthia Granville ... Jasmine
Katia Hoerning Katia Hoerning ... Gina
Erika Smith ... Lisa
Phillip Galbraith Phillip Galbraith ... Milkman
Ray Hankerson Ray Hankerson ... Lucky's Kidnapper
Fotini Taylor ... Lucky's Dream Date
Molly Callahan Molly Callahan ... Young Hooker
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Paradise East is a dark comedy about a desperately dysfunctional, lower middle class family, fiercely struggling to make it in the twentieth century. Lucky, not your typical dad, runs a coffee shop and has a difficult time dealing with the idiosyncrasies of his two sons. Ernie, the oldest, is a wannabe pimp and street hustler forever searching for the perfect angle. Chip, the baby, is unemployed with a passion for french fries and underaged girls. He is forever starting greasefires in the kitchen, driving his father completely up the wall. David, Lucky's fairhaired nephew, is somewhat normal and the Marilyn Minster of the group. A drifter in between jobs, he's been dealing, unsuccessfully, with the fact that his mother was recently murdered. Enter Jane, the luscious older woman who is renting an apartment from David. She is in a relationship with Lisa, a beautiful college girl, but is also deeply interested in her troubled landlord. After several attempts, she successfully seduces him...

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How Far Must a Man Go to Please His God?

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Drama

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USA

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English

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New Jersey, USA

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East Street Films See more »
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Ridiculously hilarious
27 October 2011 | by bucsfan0844See all my reviews

If the minds behind South Park and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia had a baby, they'd name it Paradise East. The film highlights a dysfunctional (and that's putting it mildly) family whose behavior is nothing short of absurd. But the writing, directing and ESPECIALLY the acting make this movie truly something to behold. The dynamic between the two brothers, Chip and Ernie, is so spectacular that there is a spin off web series on YouTube, the Chip and Ernie Show. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the actors and the director before seeing the movie, but had absolutely NO clue at what they had put together. The actors played characters completely outside of themselves, and had I not met the director beforehand, I would have been convinced he was on crack. The story is 100% original, and the situations the characters find themselves in are hilarious. Two acting honorable mentions must also go out to Bruce Barton, who plays a droll and meticulous Catholic priest, and James Kissane, who I would've sworn was Jack McGee's mobster brother, had I not known otherwise. However you can get your hands on this movie; festival viewing, rental, purchase, LEGAL download... do so. This isn't one to miss. A perfect example of what the Hollywood system is lacking.


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