Return to Paradise
Yes, I'll wait the 3 years for you...
A film which tries to examine the ethical problem of doing the right thing when that right thing really costs you. Three strangers meet in Malaysia and have a great time with dagga and girls. Two then jet back to the States, while the 3rd remains behind. He gets bust with all the leftover dagga, and sentenced to death. With 8 days left, his US lawyer tracks down the other two to try and persuade them to return to Malaysia and split the sentence - each to do 3 years instead of one hanging. Add a pesky journalist, and things get quite tense.
The film is supposed to be a tear-jerker, but left me (and others, it seems) unmoved.
Drama, Romance, Thriller
Where's it showing?
Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, David Conrad, Jada Pinkett
|Screenplay||Wesley Strick, Bruce Robinson|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Tetragram, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment |
|South African Media|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||5|
|Cape ArgusMarc Devenish||15|
|Cape TimesWilhelm Snyman||15|
|The StarMichael Rechtshaffen||12|
|Die BurgerHerman Wasserman||10|
|Sunday TimesWilliam Pretorius||10|
|TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge||14|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Gemma Files||5|
|Box Office (USA)Luisa F. Ribeiro||8|
|Rough Cuth (USA)Jennifer Nowitzky||14|
|Film Review (UK)Alan Jones||15|
|Average .. 59%||12|
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