Reel Paradise (2005)
Critic Consensus: The travails of the Piersons as they try to adjust to a radically different culture while introducing American cinema to it makes for amusing viewing.
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Critic Reviews for Reel Paradise
The director's visit wasn't long enough to fully humanize this culture clash, but some of the movie's conclusions seem universal.
An amusingly damning portrait of a man trying to impose his will on a world that, really, has better things to do.
The Piersons are warm, funny people, and most of Reel Paradise shows them comically bickering with each other and laughing at the absurdity of the whole project.
Tthe comic fallout from his quixotic mission keeps Reel Paradise watchable.
Audience Reviews for Reel Paradise
A documentry about a family who moves to fiji for a year and run a movie theater to show american free movies. It is actually more of a family drama than it appears. There are many parts that are interesting like the teenage daughter going through a rebelious stage and envious of the locals.
documentary about a family who moves to Fiji to run a movie theater. He shows them free to the public and runs both mainstream and independent movies. They showed Jackass to them one night and the crowd loved it.
A wonderful snapshot of John Pierson and his family, showing free movies in a remote island in Fiji. The doc covers much more than free cinema; it's a look at humanity in many ways.
We see a family transplanted to a whole new culture and way of life; as well as a microscope of sorts on the island itself and its people. It's intriguing to see how these people are affected by the movies and how the culture reacts to the family living there.
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