Paradise (2013 film)
Paradise (also known as Lamb of God) is a 2013 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Diablo Cody, in her directorial debut. It stars Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Holly Hunter, Iliza Shlesinger and Kathleen Rose Perkins and was released October 18, 2013.
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|Directed by||Diablo Cody|
|Produced by||Diablo Cody|
|Written by||Diablo Cody|
Kathleen Rose Perkins
|Music by||Rachel Portman|
|Edited by||Myron I. Kerstein|
|Distributed by||Image Entertainment|
This was the last film by Mandate Pictures before it was shut down.
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Lamb Mannerhelm (Julianne Hough) goes to speak at her family's church in Montana one year after surviving a plane crash, which has left her with severe burns all over her body. While everyone is expecting her to make some big announcement, she instead publicly denounces her belief in God, causing a major uproar in the church. Lamb later explains some of the strict rules she has to live by in her conservative town, like listening only to Christian music, and not being allowed to wear pants. Feeling both angry and inexperienced in life, Lamb heads to Las Vegas to indulge in the sinful pleasures that are objected in her community as she sees surviving the plane crash as a second chance at life and time for her to now live life on her own terms. Once there, she goes to a random bar in order to have her first drink, where she meets a bartender named William (Russell Brand), and a singer named Loray (Octavia Spencer).
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 20% based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 3.9/10.Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 35 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating ”generally unfavorable reviews".
- The New York Times
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