Reel Paradise (2005)
Critic Consensus: The travails of the Piersons as they try to adjust to a radically different culture while introducing American cinema to it makes for amusing viewing.
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Critic Reviews for Reel Paradise
The director's visit wasn't long enough to fully humanize this culture clash, but some of the movie's conclusions seem universal.
An amusingly damning portrait of a man trying to impose his will on a world that, really, has better things to do.
The Piersons are warm, funny people, and most of Reel Paradise shows them comically bickering with each other and laughing at the absurdity of the whole project.
Tthe comic fallout from his quixotic mission keeps Reel Paradise watchable.
The results stay with you, like memories of an unexpected and surprising vacation.
Audience Reviews for Reel Paradise
Overlong but intermittently fascinating documentary about indie film producer John Pierson, who uprooted his family for one year to open and operate a movie theatre in remote Fiji. What sounds and begins as rather cutesy turns out to be a rather tense, layered exploration of culture clash.
A documentry about a family who moves to fiji for a year and run a movie theater to show american free movies. It is actually more of a family drama than it appears. There are many parts that are interesting like the teenage daughter going through a rebelious stage and envious of the locals.
documentary about a family who moves to Fiji to run a movie theater. He shows them free to the public and runs both mainstream and independent movies. They showed Jackass to them one night and the crowd loved it.
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