Paradise (1991)

Paradise (1991)





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Mary Agnes Donohue adapted her French success Le Grand Chemin for this American version, reworked as a vehicle for Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Paradise is a coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old boy named Willard (Elijah Wood), who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily (Melanie Griffith), who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben (Don Johnson) have been living in an unmentioned emotional vacuum since the death of … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Scott Kroopf, Patrick Palmer, Mary Agnes Donoghue
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 3, 2004
Touchstone Pictures


as Willard Young

as Lily Reed

as Ben Reed

as Rosemary

as Catherine

as Darlene

as Ernest Parkett

as Clay, Popular Boy

as Darlene's Boyfriend

as Bus Driver

as Bartender

as Other Fisherman

as Eddie, the Attendan...

as Greyhound Bus Driver

as Neighborhood Tough

as Willard's Father

as 1st Old Lady

as 2nd Old Lady
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Critic Reviews for Paradise

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 18, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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June 6, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Paradise

FANTASTIC! Will need tissues.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Really good drama. Very good acting by all! A heartwarming movie about a couple who lost a child and are brought back together by a boy, who has come to visit with them. Very good family film.

Sonya Dickerson

this is a movie i watched it like 3 times when i rented it and if i didnt take it back i woudl have watched it 3 more times. melanie griffith and don johnson play a husband and wife who are in love but are having a hard time. they do a good job. i think everyoe should see the movie.

Lisa Shaw

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