Another Day in Paradise


Another Day in Paradise (1997)


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'Another Day in Paradise' follows the exploits of Bobbie, a teenage runaway and thief who is happy making money the hard way -- stealing it by breaking into vending machines. He is approached by the funny and charismatic uncle of a drug buddy, Mel. Mel offers to bring Bobbie into the big-time of larceny. Mel persuades Bobbie to leave behind his nickel-and-dime heists with the premise of a big score in another town. Bobbie then takes his girlfriend Rosie with him on the business trip with Uncle Mel. Mel takes his girlfriend and partner, a beautiful heroin addict named Sidney. Sid is Bonnie to Mel's Clyde, but in this case, Bonnie and Clyde are a little later in their years, still looking for the big score.

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Critic Reviews for Another Day in Paradise

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (14)

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.

Jul 21, 2005


Jun 18, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A routine genre film.

Apr 22, 2003

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.

Nov 6, 2002 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 14, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is not a movie for everyone, and I'm not certain that I even want to recommend it with strong reservations.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Another Day in Paradise


Larry Clark's second film is more conventional than his controversial debut (Kids), but it's still intensely watchable and well-made. When walking us through the typical crime-drama routine, this film is interesting, but it is the character dynamics and the dark revelatory moments that stick. Aesthetically it's a sleek picture, infused with Clark's trademark documentary-style photography. The script has minor issues, especially with its ending, but the performances are what stand out and make it so exceedingly powerful. James Woods got all the praise from critics, but it also features top-notch acting from Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Melanie Griffith. It's a film that consumes its audience throughout the duration of its runtime, and leaves a lasting impression despite its shortcomings. Very well-directed by Larry Clark.

Mike T.
Mike T.

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What a weird-ass film. But it was better than some movies I've seen.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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I always want more Larry Clark despite the fact that his films tend to reveal the rather disturbing underbelly of America. This isn't "Kids" but it is a still a great pic.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Really sickening of darker group of a drug addicts and bit explicit sex scenes of young junkie couples that filmmaker Larry Clark made including "Bully". (Really disappointed with DVD didn't work with use English substitles properly because that still has shown at the back cover - that gotta be kidding!)

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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