Ended on 10/11/2012

PARADISE EAST -  (unrated)

2012 - USA - English - 107 minutes - East Street Films

Directed by: Nick Taylor

Featuring: Bruce Barton, James Kissane, Seth Abrams and John Borras

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Paradise East is a dark comedy about a desperately dysfunctional lower middle class family fiercely struggling to make it in the twentieth century. Lucky, not your typical dad, runs a coffee shop and has a difficult time dealing with the idiosyncrasies of his two deadbeat sons. Ernie, the oldest, is a wanna-be pimp and street hustler, forever searching for the perfect angle. Chip, the baby, is unemployed with a passion for French fries and underage girls. This is frowned upon by the pious, slightly unorthodox, parish priest who does his best to interact with the members of his flock, assisting them at times in ways that may surprise you. He kills them! ‘Turn from the Serpent,’ he advises, ‘swim in the Blood of our Savior! Resist temptation!’ Sounds like good advice.

"Well written, darkly funny, and smartly acted."
-Stuart Alson, IFQ

Honored at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Winner of 7 International Awards including Best Director and Best American Feature

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Users Comments

Posted by : Leroy B. Date Added: 1/10/2012 10:11:36 AMreport this post 
Movie opens THIS FRIDAY!!! Who else is down wit' it?

Posted by : Floppy Davidson Date Added: 2/10/2012 3:03:41 PMreport this post 
The lesbo scenes made me happy.

Posted by : Floppy Davidson Date Added: 2/10/2012 3:19:11 PMreport this post 
the lesbo scenes make me happy.

Posted by : Lola M. Date Added: 8/10/2012 7:56:19 PMreport this post 
Saw this movie yesterday and I have to say ... WOW! The actors were outrageous - Lucky had me hysterical! The music was great too! Kudos to the director and his crew! I will definitely be going to see this one again!

Posted by : j. bender Date Added: 8/10/2012 10:12:43 PMreport this post 
Paradise East is harsh and brutal. it's poetic, erotic and demented. it made me want to kill my mother.

Posted by : Jonathan Simpson Date Added: 9/18/2012 11:13:11 AMreport this post 
Saw this movie at the NY Internation Film Festival and was blown away! The acting is superb and the story is crazy. I walked out feeling dirty and I wasn't sure why. Looking forward to seeing this again at Cinema Village. This has the making of a HUGE cult hit.

Posted by : Denis McPherson Date Added: 9/19/2012 4:53:38 PMreport this post 
I really was disturbed by this movie but I thought it was excellent. Great acting, interesting story. I was a bit confused by the end, though.

Posted by : M. Harrison Date Added: 9/23/2012 8:19:44 PMreport this post 
Having been interfered with as a young man, not only by a Catholic Priest but by a school bus driver, I love that for once a "turned around collar" is on the side of the angels. I am no longer a Catholic and find Paradise East very liberating. I hope it's seen by millions of men like myself who have carried the guilt and shame of child molestation on their shoulders for decades. We must love ourselves and be strong and know that we've done nothing wrong. Those who hurt children or harbor those who hurt children, on the other hand, should be brought to justice.

Posted by : Fred Rodriquez Date Added: 9/23/2012 8:42:13 PMreport this post 
Can I say that Paradise East has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Erika Smith has the sweetest ass in cinema? Can I say ass?

Posted by : Mark W. Date Added: 9/23/2012 8:49:08 PMreport this post 
I think the guy who plays the father mugged me in Hell's Kitchen in '86.

Posted by : Jon M. Date Added: 9/23/2012 8:53:38 PMreport this post 
The blond with the golf club was hot. The retarded brother made me think of my own brother who tried several times to take his own life before finally succeeding. This movie hit home for me on many levels. I thought the lesbian scene was a tasteful nice touch. My cousin is one.

Posted by : claudia Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:01:42 PMreport this post 
the director is a pig

Posted by : Kevin Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:05:39 PMreport this post 
Actually, the director is brilliant.

Posted by : Joe B. Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:09:04 PMreport this post 
Judging by the trailer I won't miss this one.

Posted by : paul Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:10:10 PMreport this post 
dark disturbing funny erotic poetic with sad pathetic characters who remind us that we may not have it all that bad

Posted by : claudia Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:15:18 PMreport this post 
you are a pig nick

Posted by : Angel H. Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:16:11 PMreport this post 
I liked the music very much plus the funny parts.

Posted by : Jeff W. Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:23:38 PMreport this post 
This movie made me want to become a Moony Actually it was very good Quite different

Posted by : Donald Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:25:31 PMreport this post 
I'd see it again

Posted by : claudia Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:27:22 PMreport this post 
hate you hate you hate you

Posted by : will Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:28:05 PMreport this post 
great work actors superb

Posted by : Roy Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:30:36 PMreport this post 
In Paradise East everything goes! The film has guts, sex, humor and sadness. Every character is lost in a world of pain and confusion. And every performance, even the smallest one, is a masterful portrait turned on its side waiting for someone to take a closer look. Do not dismiss this film as more indie T & A. It's much much more if you're ready to question a bit and think a while.

Posted by : pat o'connell Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:43:10 PMreport this post 
what's with the numbers on the screen? anyone have any thoughts? and they're on the website

Posted by : jimmy Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:46:13 PMreport this post 
something to do with plato? who knows?

Posted by : Roy Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:47:12 PMreport this post 
The numbers are part of the poetry. Mystery. It's a process. A journey. Feelings which can never be expressed with words.

Posted by : Jess Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:52:24 PMreport this post 
I can't wait to see this one.

Posted by : claudia Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:53:10 PMreport this post 
don't waste your time

Posted by : Andy Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:54:25 PMreport this post 
Should I take my aging mother?

Posted by : Dennis McPherson Date Added: 9/23/2012 9:55:38 PMreport this post 
If she has a bent for dark movies with killer priests, rapist milkmen, hateful siblings and vulgar parents, then YES. I know my mother loved it! (only kidding)

Posted by : jay Date Added: 9/23/2012 10:06:09 PMreport this post 
I think I'm gonna like it.

Posted by : Frank M. Date Added: 9/23/2012 10:22:22 PMreport this post 
Babe Ruth?

Posted by : Kaycee Date Added: 9/24/2012 11:02:51 AMreport this post 
What's it take to become a sublime expounder of prose like yourlsef?

Posted by : Pebbles Date Added: 9/24/2012 5:27:43 PMreport this post 
Paradise East helped my sex life.

Posted by : PHIL Date Added: 9/24/2012 6:10:01 PMreport this post 
After seeing the film my wife tried to stab me.

Posted by : David Date Added: 9/24/2012 6:11:26 PMreport this post 
Mine tried to run me over with a cab.

Posted by : sammy Date Added: 9/24/2012 6:12:13 PMreport this post 
mine left me for a college chick

Posted by : Raymond Barnett Date Added: 9/24/2012 10:37:38 PMreport this post 
I haven't even seen this flick but I'm giving it 5 stars based on the comments above. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS!!!!!!

Posted by : Will N Date Added: 9/25/2012 12:45:38 PMreport this post 
Saw this film in Ireland last year. Very dark humor. Not for the faint of heart. Hilarious and irreverant. Great acting.

Posted by : Dottie Date Added: 9/25/2012 12:49:14 PMreport this post 
I wanted to rub lotion all of the priest's bald head.

Posted by : sammy Date Added: 9/25/2012 12:50:12 PMreport this post 
hey dottie, you can rub lotion all over my head anytime.

Posted by : Rick Date Added: 9/25/2012 7:17:07 PMreport this post 
I like this movie for the naked women.

Posted by : Fred Rodriguez Date Added: 9/25/2012 7:18:47 PMreport this post 
Who's the babe with the big bush?

Posted by : Fred Rodriguez Date Added: 9/25/2012 7:21:42 PMreport this post 
The blond at the top has a great set of lungs.

Posted by : Rick Date Added: 9/25/2012 7:36:55 PMreport this post 
I do like movies about incest. Also American history

Posted by : Jax Date Added: 9/26/2012 11:27:28 AMreport this post 
A brilliant, brilliant film! Won't want to miss it!

Posted by : sammy Date Added: 9/26/2012 1:10:46 PMreport this post 
can't wait for oct 5th!!!!!

Posted by : sammy Date Added: 9/26/2012 1:14:31 PMreport this post 
hey dottie, what day are you going? i'll bring the lotion.

Posted by : Lex Date Added: 9/26/2012 2:46:55 PMreport this post 
The trailer definitely has me interested!

Posted by : Joey Spinelli Date Added: 9/26/2012 3:22:56 PMreport this post 
Trailer? What trailer?

Posted by : sammy Date Added: 9/26/2012 3:25:13 PMreport this post 
joey s, there's a link above to the trailer. You have to check it out...it's crazy!!

Posted by : Joey Spinelli Date Added: 9/26/2012 3:26:44 PMreport this post 
Thanks Sammy, I didn't notice the link before. Viewed the trailer and now I'm really excited to see this flick.

Posted by : Edward Iris Date Added: 9/26/2012 3:42:52 PMreport this post 
DO NOT SEE THIS FILM!!! I saw this film at the Quad and I left the theatre wanting to start a fire!

Posted by : Jason Date Added: 9/26/2012 3:51:01 PMreport this post 
LOVE THIS FILM!!!! Take that, Edward. This film has balls unlike yourself.

Posted by : Evangeline Date Added: 9/26/2012 4:11:06 PMreport this post 
Saw this movie in NY last year and LOVED it! Can't wait to see it again!

Posted by : Chip Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:19:09 PMreport this post 
Plus, is starting fires really that bad?

Posted by : Ernie Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:24:16 PMreport this post 
Sorry teach

Posted by : Chip Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:24:42 PMreport this post 
Yeah, sorry Mr. Hilliard

Posted by : Hank Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:25:17 PMreport this post 
This movie made me want to desert my family, a real breakthrough for me.

Posted by : weber Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:32:52 PMreport this post 
made me leave the church, though I was never much of a church goer. I went more for my wife who wound up leaving me for a insurance dude

Posted by : Tucker Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:36:14 PMreport this post 
I don't believe in insurance. Just live every day like it's your last. This move teaches that much if nothing else. And I don't see why kids can't be admitted. This stuff must be learned sooner or later.

Posted by : Tucker Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:40:43 PMreport this post 
I think 50 or 60 of us should all meet at a late showing dressed only in our underwear

Posted by : Tucker Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:44:01 PMreport this post 
This way they will fear us!

Posted by : Tucker Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:45:45 PMreport this post 
Sorry teach

Posted by : weber Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:46:43 PMreport this post 
yeah, sorry mr. hilliard

Posted by : Mr. McIntyre Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:47:36 PMreport this post 
Are you boys using?

Posted by : Jasmine Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:48:23 PMreport this post 
They're using all right.

Posted by : Red Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:49:32 PMreport this post 
Ed Koch hated this movie which makes me want to see it all the more!

Posted by : Mary L Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:57:11 PMreport this post 
Sex with animals?

Posted by : Tex Date Added: 9/26/2012 9:58:45 PMreport this post 
Is it true that Nick Taylor's done time?

Posted by : bubba Date Added: 9/27/2012 11:00:14 PMreport this post 
Nick Taylor was my cellie up in sing-sing in the late 90's. We fell in love but knew it had to end.

Posted by : Milton Hammond Date Added: 9/29/2012 7:06:50 PMreport this post 
Paradise East is a lot like anal sex. Dark, dirty and dangerous but if you like it, a lot of fun.

Posted by : Scarlet T. Date Added: 10/15/2012 6:43:06 PMreport this post 
What a profound thought provoking film! I hope it plays here again.

     Total Comments:  72   Lowest vote: 1  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 4.1 out of 5

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