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      Saving Paradise

      Released Sep 3, 2021 1h 30m Drama TRAILER for Saving Paradise: Trailer 1 List Saving Paradise: Trailer 1 Saving Paradise: Trailer 1 1:43 View more videos
      Reviews 71% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Saving Paradise is an inspiring story based on true events. A ruthless corporate raider is forced to return to his small town roots when he suddenly inherits his father's nearly bankrupt pencil factory, which is the heart and soul of the depressed community. With the foreclosure deadline looming, he must decide to either let it close or join the community's fight to save it. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Jackie K. Cooper jackiekcooper.com Just a sweet, enjoyable story of townspeople fighting to save their business. Rated: 6/10 Sep 20, 2021 Full Review Carla Hay Culture Mix Saving Paradise has all the makings of a sappy Hallmark Channel movie, except that there's some cursing in this extremely hokey, unoriginal, and formulaic film ... [There's an] avalanche of hack filmmaking in almost every single aspect of Saving Paradise. Sep 19, 2021 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation Never more than a corny, old-fashioned working world wish fulfillment fantasy Rated: 1.5/4 Sep 1, 2021 Full Review Josh Bell Crooked Marquee Allegedly based on true events but coming across as completely phony, this insipid inspirational drama uses every uplifting cliché it can find. Rated: D+ Sep 1, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ian M Seemed like it was going to be a nice story, but could not stay with it. The acting was too weak, pretty much all the way around. Too bad. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/23/22 Full Review Audience Member The so called "critics" won't like it - too predictable, too sentimental, too cliche, not edgy enough, but this is a must see if you want to smile. This film is perfect for today in the U.S. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member IN A NUTSHELL: Inspired by true events, this story takes place in Paradise, Pennsylvania. The story is about Michael (William Moseley), a ruthless corporate raider, who is forced to return to his small town when he inherits his father's nearly bankrupt pencil factory. Managed by his long-lost love, Charlie (Johanna Braddy), the pencil factory is the heart and soul of the depressed community. With the foreclosure deadline looming, Michael must decide to either let it close or join Charlie and the community's fight to save their way of life. In the 1950s, there were 23 pencil factories in the United States. Today, only 3 remain. The film was directed by Jay Silverman and written by Van Billet. THINGS I LIKED: You'll recognize a few faces in the cast: William Peter Moseley, Johanna Braddy, Mimi Kennedy, and Mary Pat Gleason. William Peter Moseley got his big break when he was just a kid in The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. Fun fact: his father is a cinematographer. I love the symbolism of a pencil, that mistakes can be erased. The cast is full of people who look like real people, not movie stars. The film is sweet and celebrates those who work hard to make a living and stand for something. At the end of the movie, there is a special thanks given to Henry Hulan and all the hard-working men and women at Musgrave Pencil Company in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Three cheers to factory workers and companies that have held strong in the United States so that this country still produces something, rather than ships everything overseas. THINGS I DIDN'T LIKE: Some bad acting moments. Some super stiff dialogue. Johanna Braddy's character brags that she's the CFO of the company (Chief Financial Officer) and she acts morally superior, yet she's the one who was supposed to balance the company's budget for years. It was her job to keep the company solvent, yet the minute William Moseley shows up, he's the bad guy. (sigh) Super cheesy music TIPS FOR PARENTS: Kids will be bored Some profanity, including an F-bomb Alcohol Talk and illustration of a bloody teenage death You can see my full review on my Movie Review Mom YouTube channel. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Saving Paradise is an inspiring story based on true events. A ruthless corporate raider is forced to return to his small town roots when he suddenly inherits his father's nearly bankrupt pencil factory, which is the heart and soul of the depressed community. With the foreclosure deadline looming, he must decide to either let it close or join the community's fight to save it.
      Director
      Jay Silverman
      Producer
      Bethany Cerrona, William Newman
      Screenwriter
      Van Billet
      Distributor
      Vertical Entertainment
      Production Co
      Jay Silverman Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 3, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 3, 2021
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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