Paraiso Travel
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A girl who will risk it all to get into the United States and the boy who will follow her through hell to get into her pants embark on the biggest adventure of their lives in director Simon Brand's adaptation of author Jorge Franco's bestselling novel. Reina and Marlon are both from middle-class neighborhoods in Columbia. While Reina longs for the day she will escape to the United States in search of the American Dream, Marlon bides his time in hopes of winning Reina's heart. When Raina announces that she has discovered a way of getting into the United States illegally, Marlon… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Worth seeing only for Angelica Blandon."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Paraiso Travel traces the route familiar to many undocumented Latino immigrants on their way to the States; it also retreads the common themes featured in movies about their experiences."
‑ Monika Fabian, Time Out New York
"The tangled issue of illegal immigration gives Paraíso Travel its motivation, but thoughtful storytelling and committed performances give the movie its heart."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Unfortunately, aside from the glimpses of the couple's nightmarish crossing, Brand never commands an aesthetic that galvanizes the pic's rather conventional moral oppositions."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Jorge Franco's novel about a young Colombian couple who take a shot at the American Dream and land at the far side of paradise has made a vibrant transition to the big screen courtesy of acclaimed commercial and music video director Simon Brand."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Paraiso Travel plays its immigrant song with only one chord."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
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