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      Searching for Paradise

      R Released Jun 24, 2002 1 hr. 25 min. Drama List
      71% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 33% 250+ Ratings Audience Score After her father dies, a young woman (Susan May Pratt) travels to New York and obsessively spies on her favorite actor (Chris Noth). Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member How I loathe these artsy independent films, filled with pretentious garbage and overly subtle performances. It's watchable, but not in the least bit memorable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Personally conceived and resistant to simplified formulas, Myra Paci's debut feature, "Searching for Paradise" could have been vastly better than it actually is. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Story of a young girl's infatuation with an actor crossed with grief for her just-deceased father, documented on a handheld camcorder with which she practices for a future in film. screwy at times but a good watch. Italian highlights. Neat ending. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member this film is, in a completely critically overused term, "flawed", but it has its moments. Still, overall, this movie left me with no conclusion (which is effective and heartwrenching, when done well) and completely unexplainable at times. so... as much as i enjoyed the fact that i stumbled upon a Sundance indie in my meanderings through the 'oldies', this one just wasn't worth the second glance. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member *sigh* I dunno. I got a little tired of seeing Susan May Pratt's face in this movie. It just dragged for me. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member It was a pretty good movie. Although I must admit, my only reason for renting it was because Chris Noth was in it. I probably never would have bothered if it wasn't for him. But it was an interesting movie. I wouldn't put it in my list of all time favorite films, but it also wasn't a waste of time to watch it. Chris Noth in this film would get a full 10/10 but the main character, the girl... she annoyed me a bit. She seemed to over-act in some parts. So that's why the movie is knocked down to a 7/10 rating. ;) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Relative newcomer Pratt delivers a confident performance in this film bolstered by an array of good work. Oct 20, 2021 Full Review Janice Page Boston Globe What Paci delivers is no less than soul-baring independent filmmaking, most deserving of the warm reception it's bound to get from the hometown crowd. Oct 20, 2021 Full Review Robert Koehler Variety Personally conceived and resistant to simplified formulas, Myra Paci's debut feature, Searching for Paradise could have been vastly better than it actually is. Apr 9, 2009 Full Review Brooke Holgerson Boston Phoenix Noth has great fun playing the self-involved, pretentious star, and Pratt is touching as a young woman confused and consumed by grief. Oct 20, 2021 Full Review Greg Muskewitz eFilmCritic.com Paci is able to relate the disillusionment, the distant obsession, the familial conflict, and a larger issue of infidelity, as viewed through the awkward eyes of a newfound adult. Rated: B- Dec 31, 2003 Full Review Merle Bertrand Film Threat More boring than implausible. Rated: 2/5 Jul 16, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After her father dies, a young woman (Susan May Pratt) travels to New York and obsessively spies on her favorite actor (Chris Noth).
      Director
      Myra Paci
      Screenwriter
      Myra Paci
      Distributor
      Sundance Channel Home Entertainment
      Production Co
      Centre Street Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 24, 2002, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 22, 2005
      Sound Mix
      Surround