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.
R (for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language)
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Trimark Pictures

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James Oris
as Reverend
James Otis
as Reverend
Paul Hipp
as Richard Johnson
Kim Flowers
as Bonnie Johnson
Chris Doyle
as Conan
Dick Hancock
as Breather
Pamela Gordon
as Waitress
Jay Leggett
as Security Guard
Karen Lee Sheperd
as Big Man's Wife
Mitchell Orr
as Big Man's Boy
Leo Fitzpatrick
as Guard at Reverend's Gate
Simon Williams
as Maitre d'
Steven Gererd Connell
as Gas Station Attendant
Roosevelt Bitten
as Band Member
Greg Dalton
as Band Member
Donald Hayes
as Band Member
Ishma Israel
as Band Member
Eddie Lott
as Band Member
Will Miller
as Band Member
Darryl Richards
as Band Member
Joshua Isaac Smith
as Band Member
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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.

July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | June 18, 2003
Globe and Mail
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A routine genre film.

April 22, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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This is not a movie for everyone, and I'm not certain that I even want to recommend it with strong reservations.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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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

Super Reviewer

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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