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March 2, 2017
Trapped in Paradise: The love of a community changes lives.
The value of this film for everyone is an example of how a wonderful townspeople who are decent and kind to three brothers who are bank robbers change these three boys' hearts from greed to doing good will towards men. Trapped in Paradise is a movie that reverses the community dynamic from the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life. In It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey is the one person who holds a community together, and his community is saved and is better off for it because of his selfless actions throughout his life. Instead, Trapped in Paradise is a movie about a town entirely populated by George-Bailey-type characters who are able to transform the three main characters because of the influence of a kind-hearted community as a whole. It's a Wonderful Life is one individual changing a community however Trapped in Paradise is the power that a kind-hearted community has to change individuals.
Three Firpo brothers, Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage, Alvin (Dana Carvey), and Dave (Jon Lovitz), have been brought up and raised by a single parent and a much less fortunate family values and circumstances. Even though the brothers are close they are tempted to make the wrong choice. Even though two of the three brothers have just been released from jail and are on parole they plan to steal from a semi unguarded bank in a small-town paradise. While they are there they find true love from the locals in the small town and place of value, love, caring, and family. The Firpo boys' hearts are changed forever. They start to value these things of love and care over temptations of money and greed.
The first thing that began to change the hearts and minds of these three Firpo brothers was while they were robbing the bank. The people in the bank were so kind to them. They were so accommodating they were comical. Bill (Nicolas Cage) also fell in love with the bank manager's daughter who was such a contrast from his mother who common and encouraged her boys to steal. The bank manager's daughter was in contrast to the Firpos mother, was very decent and classy and level headed woman. Another moment in the film was when the bank manager's wife was also so kind to them and invited them over for dinner and treated them like as if they were part of the family. Despite all the kindness the townspeople were offering they still robbed the bank, and after a long chase from the cops in a sled, they were hungry, exhausted, wet, tired, and ended back at the bank manager home. This time the wife goes overboard and offers her own husband's Christmas presents to the three Firpo brothers so they have dry clothes to wear and invites them to family Christmas dinner. After dinner one Firpo Brother, Bill, wants to give the money back after hearing how stealing is going to affect the towns people but isn't sure how he will do it. The townspeople continued to show kindness and change the heart and souls of these three brothers.
This is a cute comedy that will keep your attention throughout the movie. One scene when younger Firpo boy is suggesting crime the old brother looks at him and he has the funniest expression on his face. In this scene is when Bill says "wipe the whooomeee look of your face!" Another funny scene is when the Firpo boys are invited to the banks managers home for Christmas dinner and the one Firpo boy (who is a helpless kleptomaniac) hogs all the gravy and he says "It's got scallions.' while he continues to pour the whole pot of gravy on his plate with a chuckle right after. It's just such a cute and entertaining movie the whole family can enjoy.

This is a movie to remember as a tradition for your family to watch every Christmas holiday with your other favorites like the movie It's a Wonderful Life. While watching It's a Wonderful Life it will refresh how we as individuals can affect a town likewise. While watching Trapped in Paradise it reminds us as people in a community as a whole to be decent and kind to each other and people coming into our community and how we will influence people around us to be good to all men.

Trapped in Paradise: The love of a community changes lives.
The value of this film for everyone is an example of how a wonderful townspeople who are decent and kind to three brothers who are bank robbers change these three boys' hearts from greed to doing good will towards men. Trapped in Paradise is a movie that reverses the community dynamic from the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life. In It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey is the one person who holds a community together, and his community is saved and is better off for it because of his selfless actions throughout his life. Instead, Trapped in Paradise is a movie about a town entirely populated by George-Bailey-type characters who are able to transform the three main characters because of the influence of a kind-hearted community as a whole. It's a Wonderful Life is one individual changing a community however Trapped in Paradise is the power that a kind-hearted community has to change individuals.
Three Firpo brothers, Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage, Alvin (Dana Carvey), and Dave (Jon Lovitz), have been brought up and raised by a single parent and a much less fortunate family values and circumstances. Even though the brothers are close they are tempted to make the wrong choice. Even though two of the three brothers have just been released from jail and are on parole they plan to steal from a semi unguarded bank in a small-town paradise. While they are there they find true love from the locals in the small town and place of value, love, caring, and family. The Firpo boys' hearts are changed forever. They start to value these things of love and care over temptations of money and greed.
The first thing that began to change the hearts and minds of these three Firpo brothers was while they were robbing the bank. The people in the bank were so kind to them. They were so accommodating they were comical. Bill (Nicolas Cage) also fell in love with the bank manager's daughter who was such a contrast from his mother who common and encouraged her boys to steal. The bank manager's daughter was in contrast to the Firpos mother, was very decent and classy and level headed woman. Another moment in the film was when the bank manager's wife was also so kind to them and invited them over for dinner and treated them like as if they were part of the family. Despite all the kindness the townspeople were offering they still robbed the bank, and after a long chase from the cops in a sled, they were hungry, exhausted, wet, tired, and ended back at the bank manager home. This time the wife goes overboard and offers her own husband's Christmas presents to the three Firpo brothers so they have dry clothes to wear and invites them to family Christmas dinner. After dinner one Firpo Brother, Bill, wants to give the money back after hearing how stealing is going to affect the towns people but isn't sure how he will do it. The townspeople continued to show kindness and change the heart and souls of these three brothers.
This is a cute comedy that will keep your attention throughout the movie. One scene when younger Firpo boy is suggesting crime the old brother looks at him and he has the funniest expression on his face. In this scene is when Bill says "wipe the whooomeee look of your face!" Another funny scene is when the Firpo boys are invited to the banks managers home for Christmas dinner and the one Firpo boy (who is a helpless kleptomaniac) hogs all the gravy and he says "It's got scallions.' while he continues to pour the whole pot of gravy on his plate with a chuckle right after. It's just such a cute and entertaining movie the whole family can enjoy.

This is a movie to remember as a tradition for your family to watch every Christmas holiday with your other favorites like the movie It's a Wonderful Life. While watching It's a Wonderful Life it will refresh how we as individuals can affect a town likewise. While watching Trapped in Paradise it reminds us as people in a community as a whole to be decent and kind to each other and people coming into our community and how we will influence people around us to be good to all men.

Trapped in Paradise: The love of a community changes lives.
The value of this film for everyone is an example of how a wonderful townspeople who are decent and kind to three brothers who are bank robbers change these three boys' hearts from greed to doing good will towards men. Trapped in Paradise is a movie that reverses the community dynamic from the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life. In It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey is the one person who holds a community together, and his community is saved and is better off for it because of his selfless actions throughout his life. Instead, Trapped in Paradise is a movie about a town entirely populated by George-Bailey-type characters who are able to transform the three main characters because of the influence of a kind-hearted community as a whole. It's a Wonderful Life is one individual changing a community however Trapped in Paradise is the power that a kind-hearted community has to change individuals.
Three Firpo brothers, Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage, Alvin (Dana Carvey), and Dave (Jon Lovitz), have been brought up and raised by a single parent and a much less fortunate family values and circumstances. Even though the brothers are close they are tempted to make the wrong choice. Even though two of the three brothers have just been released from jail and are on parole they plan to steal from a semi unguarded bank in a small-town paradise. While they are there they find true love from the locals in the small town and place of value, love, caring, and family. The Firpo boys' hearts are changed forever. They start to value these things of love and care over temptations of money and greed.
The first thing that began to change the hearts and minds of these three Firpo brothers was while they were robbing the bank. The people in the bank were so kind to them. They were so accommodating they were comical. Bill (Nicolas Cage) also fell in love with the bank manager's daughter who was such a contrast from his mother who common and encouraged her boys to steal. The bank manager's daughter was in contrast to the Firpos mother, was very decent and classy and level headed woman. Another moment in the film was when the bank manager's wife was also so kind to them and invited them over for dinner and treated them like as if they were part of the family. Despite all the kindness the townspeople were offering they still robbed the bank, and after a long chase from the cops in a sled, they were hungry, exhausted, wet, tired, and ended back at the bank manager home. This time the wife goes overboard and offers her own husband's Christmas presents to the three Firpo brothers so they have dry clothes to wear and invites them to family Christmas dinner. After dinner one Firpo Brother, Bill, wants to give the money back after hearing how stealing is going to affect the towns people but isn't sure how he will do it. The townspeople continued to show kindness and change the heart and souls of these three brothers.
This is a cute comedy that will keep your attention throughout the movie. One scene when younger Firpo boy is suggesting crime the old brother looks at him and he has the funniest expression on his face. In this scene is when Bill says "wipe the whooomeee look of your face!" Another funny scene is when the Firpo boys are invited to the banks managers home for Christmas dinner and the one Firpo boy (who is a helpless kleptomaniac) hogs all the gravy and he says "It's got scallions.' while he continues to pour the whole pot of gravy on his plate with a chuckle right after. It's just such a cute and entertaining movie the whole family can enjoy.

This is a movie to remember as a tradition for your family to watch every Christmas holiday with your other favorites like the movie It's a Wonderful Life. While watching It's a Wonderful Life it will refresh how we as individuals can affect a town likewise. While watching Trapped in Paradise it reminds us as people in a community as a whole to be decent and kind to each other and people coming into our community and how we will influence people around us to be good to all men.


Trapped in Paradise: The love of a community changes lives.
The value of this film for everyone is an example of how a wonderful townspeople who are decent and kind to three brothers who are bank robbers change these three boys' hearts from greed to doing good will towards men. Trapped in Paradise is a movie that reverses the community dynamic from the classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life. In It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey is the one person who holds a community together, and his community is saved and is better off for it because of his selfless actions throughout his life. Instead, Trapped in Paradise is a movie about a town entirely populated by George-Bailey-type characters who are able to transform the three main characters because of the influence of a kind-hearted community as a whole. It's a Wonderful Life is one individual changing a community however Trapped in Paradise is the power that a kind-hearted community has to change individuals.
Three Firpo brothers, Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage, Alvin (Dana Carvey), and Dave (Jon Lovitz), have been brought up and raised by a single parent and a much less fortunate family values and circumstances. Even though the brothers are close they are tempted to make the wrong choice. Even though two of the three brothers have just been released from jail and are on parole they plan to steal from a semi unguarded bank in a small-town paradise. While they are there they find true love from the locals in the small town and place of value, love, caring, and family. The Firpo boys' hearts are changed forever. They start to value these things of love and care over temptations of money and greed.
The first thing that began to change the hearts and minds of these three Firpo brothers was while they were robbing the bank. The people in the bank were so kind to them. They were so accommodating they were comical. Bill (Nicolas Cage) also fell in love with the bank manager's daughter who was such a contrast from his mother who common and encouraged her boys to steal. The bank manager's daughter was in contrast to the Firpos mother, was very decent and classy and level headed woman. Another moment in the film was when the bank manager's wife was also so kind to them and invited them over for dinner and treated them like as if they were part of the family. Despite all the kindness the townspeople were offering they still robbed the bank, and after a long chase from the cops in a sled, they were hungry, exhausted, wet, tired, and ended back at the bank manager home. This time the wife goes overboard and offers her own husband's Christmas presents to the three Firpo brothers so they have dry clothes to wear and invites them to family Christmas dinner. After dinner one Firpo Brother, Bill, wants to give the money back after hearing how stealing is going to affect the towns people but isn't sure how he will do it. The townspeople continued to show kindness and change the heart and souls of these three brothers.
This is a cute comedy that will keep your attention throughout the movie. One scene when younger Firpo boy is suggesting crime the old brother looks at him and he has the funniest expression on his face. In this scene is when Bill says "wipe the whooomeee look of your face!" Another funny scene is when the Firpo boys are invited to the banks managers home for Christmas dinner and the one Firpo boy (who is a helpless kleptomaniac) hogs all the gravy and he says "It's got scallions.' while he continues to pour the whole pot of gravy on his plate with a chuckle right after. It's just such a cute and entertaining movie the whole family can enjoy.

This is a movie to remember as a tradition for your family to watch every Christmas holiday with your other favorites like the movie It's a Wonderful Life. While watching It's a Wonderful Life it will refresh how we as individuals can affect a town likewise. While watching Trapped in Paradise it reminds us as people in a community as a whole to be decent and kind to each other and people coming into our community and how we will influence people around us to be good to all men.
½ August 19, 2016
Silly comedy about a man whose two recently paroled brothers drag him into a bank job in which they try to get away but get in an accident leaving them stuck during the holidays in a small Pennsylvania town.
½ May 21, 2016
5/21/2016: Meh. I good cast but only a couple of chuckles at best.
December 25, 2015
The critics that trashed this movie are humorless cunts. This is a great movie and very funny.
½ October 24, 2015
Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey play three brothers that decided to rob a bank in a small town known as Paradise. After the robbery however, regardless of the transportation, they find themselves unable to leave the small town. As they interact with the small town folk they start to wonder if they did the right thing. Trapped in Paradise is good enough for a Christmas movie, but has shallow characters and not enough heart to be better. Trapped in Paradise has the right formula in place, but is not executed well enough to become a great movie or even a good holiday classic.
July 29, 2015
Ignore the critics...this one's funny as heck, and full of heart!
June 1, 2015
Just out of prison a pair of doltish but hyperactive criminals immediately head off to perform the perfect bank robbery, but before they do, the two pay a visit to their more reformed brother. Though he wants nothing to do with them, they ingratiate themselves and con him into going on a little roadtrip to idyllic Paradise, Pennsylvania, a town that does not seem willing to allow them the easy getaway they had hoped for.
Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey play annoying characters in this movie that take any of the enjoyment out of it.
April 21, 2015
Cage seems to sleepwalk through this unfunny,dank stinker of a movie.
February 26, 2015
A very nice comedy! Cage, Lovitz and Carvey mesh really well together! The storyline stays fresh and grows while Cage is funny, yet maintains some seriousness while Lovitz and Carvey keep the laughs coming nearly non-stop.
February 15, 2015
Poorly made comedy about three idiotic brothers who rob a bank in a small town and get trapped.
Super Reviewer
December 20, 2014
The goofball comedy Trapped in Paradise is a fun and entertaining film that is full of holiday spirit. When Bill Firpo's brothers get paroled from prison they con him into pulling a daring Christmas Eve bank heist, but things go wrong as they seem unable to find their way out of the city. Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, and Madchen Amick form a great cast that are well suited for this style of comedy. Additionally, the lighthearted humor is well played and works with the cheesy, over-the-top comedic tone that the film is going for. Trapped in Paradise gets a little too wacky now and then, but on the whole it's an enjoyable romp that delivers plenty of laughs.
November 28, 2014
This is one of our favorite Christmas movies. The cast is great and really funny. There is a lot of swearing which is a minus. Way funny and Nicholas Cage is great!
August 17, 2014
(First and only viewing - In my mid-twenties)
March 8, 2014
This movie has a really bad script and the direction is lackluster. I am a big fan of Dana Carvey but the voice he has for his character does not work at all. Nicholas Cage and Jon Lovitz don't come off much better with the lousy material they are given. The 3 leads have done a lot better work in other films. Skip this one.
January 23, 2014
Meme les meilleurs se retrouvent parfois a faire des choses catastrophiques et inconsiderees. Trapped in Paradise fait partie de ces films que ni George Gallo ni Nicolas Cage ne peuvent sauver, malgre toute la bonne volonte du deuxieme et le talent derriere la camera du premier. Le scenario de cette pathetique comedie est tellement nul et les autres acteurs tellement ridicules que le film ne peut meme pas etre sauve par ses bons sentiments de Noel.
½ December 30, 2013
No it's not good, but man don't Cage, Lovitz and Carey have some moments in this forgettable Christmas caper, yet for some reason I can't help but enjoy it. You want to see Cage in a true hidden holiday gem watch The Family Man.
December 24, 2013
Plays like a run-of-the-mill unfunny TV movie.
½ December 20, 2013
Some good comedic actors are absolutely wasted in this movie, courtesy of an unsure script.
May 4, 2013
A very nice comedy! Cage, Lovitz and Carvey mesh really well together! The storyline stays fresh and grows while Cage is funny, yet maintains some seriousness while Lovitz and Carvey keep the laughs coming nearly non-stop.
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