Another Day In Paradise (1997)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
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Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 14
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Following the acclaim for his 1995 Kids debut, Larry Clark directed this drug-crime drama, set in the Midwest of the '70s. Teen junkie Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) shares an apartment with his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner) and pal Danny (Branden Williams). Bobbie is injured during an encounter with a security guard but regains his health under the supervision of his dynamic drug-dealer uncle Mel (James Woods). After a successful robbery of speed from an out-of-town doctor's clinic,
Dec 30, 1997 Wide
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A well-executed scene can be followed by another where Clark shows no sense of the tone of which he'd just been in such tight control.
It's hard for Another Day in Paradise to bring anything new to the well-worn road traveled by thugs on the run. But director Larry Clark and an energetic cast keep things jumping in this morality tale about the down and dirty.
As contradictory as it is energetic, the film takes as many risks as its people do and as a result strikes a highly contemporary nerve.
There's not much new here, but then there's so rarely something new at the movies that we're sometimes grateful to see the familiar done well.
Director Larry Clark has served up another gritty look at lowlife scum, but the results this time aren't nearly as fascinating.
As close to 'mainstream' as Clarks' ever going to get ... which isn't much.
With talent like James Woods involved on both sides of the camera, I expect more quality.
Another Day In Paradise is so generally overwrought that the willing suspension of disbelief is not really an option. On the other hand, you may find yourself caring about the characters.
Woods is great as usual.
James Woods proves yet again why he is consistently one of the best actors working today.
For a base, downtrodden ordeal Clark's film is one compelling trip of a movie.
I never walk out in the middle of a film, but with Another Day in Paradise, I came pretty darn close.
It had the richness of character and gripping narrative drive that director Larry Clark's first feature Kids did not have.
Refreshingly, despite finding his original fame as a still photographer and for his meretricious Kids, Clark here seems more interested in performances than look or style.
Part kiddie porn/part heist flick, Another Day in Paradise is Larry Clark's oftentimes stunning response to Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy.
One more nasty, slimy little picture oozes out of the Hollywood fun factory. Starring James Woods at his nasty slimiest.
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