Paradise
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Mary Agnes Donohue adapted her French success Le Grand Chemin for this American version, reworked as a vehicle for Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Paradise is a coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old boy named Willard (Elijah Wood), who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily (Melanie Griffith), who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben (Don Johnson) have been living in an unmentioned emotional vacuum since the death of their own three year old boy. Willard makes friends with the local 9-year-old tomboy, Billie (Thora… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For an hour and 40 minutes, Thora Birch becomes your child and the reason to watch the movie."
‑ Pete Croatto, Filmcritic.com
"Reveals how only time and love can heal the wounds of grief."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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