Review of “Paradise”

* D

paradiseIn this dramatic comedy, a young Christian conservative, Lamb (Julianne Hough), who is badly injured in an accident, renounces her faith and goes to Las Vegas to become a sinner. There, she meets a waiter (Russel Brand) and his friend and coworker (Octavia Spencer). After finding the sinful life empty, Lamb realizes her purpose.

This film explores Las Vegas from the point of view of an innocent and those of two insiders. Dramatically, it had little to say to me. There were many laugh out loud moments in the writing, which finds humour in the juxtaposition of conservatism and hedonism. For example, when one of the Vegas natives realizes she has never been exposed to pop culture, he comments that she is so lucky.

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About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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