Paradise (1991)



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In the debut film from director Mary Agnes Donoghue, Elijah Wood plays ten-year-old Willard Young, who is sent off to spend the summer in the small town of Paradise with his mother's friends Ben and Lily Reed (Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith). The Reeds' own son has recently died in an accident, leaving the couple shell-shocked and non-communicative; it's up to Willard to help them learn to live again.

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Elijah Wood
as Willard Young
Don Johnson
as Ben Reed
Eve Gordon
as Rosemary
Louise Latham
as Catherine
Rick Andosca
as Ernest Parkett
Anthony Romano
as Clay, Popular Boy
Timothy Erskine
as Darlene's Boyfriend
Chestley Price
as Bus Driver
Dave Hager
as Bartender
John R. Copeman
as Other Fisherman
Jeff Jeffcoat
as Eddie, the Attendant
Scott Hubacek
as Greyhound Bus Driver
Jason Robert Somrak
as Neighborhood Tough
Carl McIntyre
as Willard's Father
Lucy Alpaugh
as 1st Old Lady
Kay Shroka
as 2nd Old Lady
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Critic Reviews for Paradise

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

For an hour and 40 minutes, Thora Birch becomes your child and the reason to watch the movie.

Aug 26, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Reveals how only time and love can heal the wounds of grief.

Jul 18, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Paradise

FANTASTIC! Will need tissues.

Leigh Ryan
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