Another Day in Paradise

1997

Another Day in Paradise

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57%

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Total Count: 49

62%

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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

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Audience Reviews for Another Day in Paradise

  • Jun 21, 2008
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2008
    The one Larry Clark movie that it's a stretch to call it kiddie porn. Though it's nothing special at all, a generic story of a bunch of small time criminals with the leaders being mother and father figures to the younger members, it's still very watchable and at moments, shocking. I was having a very bad year at TIFF when I saw this one, so I probably give it more praise than it deserves, but at least it wasn't boring.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2007
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2007
    disappointing larry clark flick. james woods was terrible. he hasn't pulled off a good gangster role since once upon a time in america.
    steve c Super Reviewer

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