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½ October 3, 2012
If the minds behind South Park and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia had a baby, they'd name it Paradise East. The film highlights a dysfunctional (and that's putting it mildly) family whose behavior is nothing short of absurd. But the writing, directing and ESPECIALLY the acting make this movie truly something to behold. The dynamic between the two brothers, Chip and Ernie, is so spectacular that there is a spin off web series on YouTube, the Chip and Ernie Show. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the actors and the director before seeing the movie, but had absolutely NO clue at what they had put together. The actors played characters completely outside of themselves, and had I not met the director beforehand, I would have been convinced he was on crack. The story is 100% original, and the situations the characters find themselves in are hilarious. Two acting honorable mentions must also go out to Bruce Barton, who plays a droll and meticulous Catholic priest, and James Kissane, who I would've sworn was Jack McGee's mobster brother, had I not known otherwise. However you can get your hands on this movie; festival viewing, rental, purchase, LEGAL download... do so. This isn't one to miss. A perfect example of what the Hollywood system is lacking.
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