Return to Paradise


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.

111 minutes.
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Showtimes

Yes, I
Yes, I'll wait the 3 years for you...

Credits

Cast
Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, David Conrad, Jada Pinkett
Director
Joseph Ruben
ScreenplayWesley Strick, Bruce Robinson
MusicMark Mancina
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1998
Produced byTetragram, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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Ian Douglas
5
Cape Argus
Marc Devenish
15
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
The Star
Michael Rechtshaffen
12
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
10
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
14
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
14
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
5
Box Office
Luisa F. Ribeiro
8
Rough Cut
Jennifer Nowitzky
14
Film Review
Alan Jones
15

What the People say

Internet
144 Netizens
16

Average .. 59%

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