Another Day in Paradise (film)
|Another Day in Paradise|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Larry Clark|
|Produced by||Larry Clark|
|Written by||Stephen Chin|
Christopher B. Landon
|Based on||Another Day in Paradise|
by Eddie Little
|Cinematography||Eric Alan Edwards|
|Edited by||Luis Colina|
|Distributed by||Trimark Pictures|
|December 30, 1998|
Another Day in Paradise is a 1998 crime drama film directed by Larry Clark, and released by Trimark Pictures. It is based on the novel Another Day in Paradise written by Eddie Little. The movie won the Grand Prix award at the 1999 Festival du Film Policier de Cognac. The film starred James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Vincent Kartheiser and Natasha Gregson Wagner.
Previously both Woods and Griffith had worked together in the 1975 film Night Moves and the 1990 TV film Women and Men: Stories of Seduction.
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Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie, inviting them to join him and his long-suffering girlfriend Sid on a drug robbery which should set them up for life. The seemingly simple robbery is a great success, but the sale of the drugs afterward fails badly, and Mel and Bobbie are shot.
The four take refuge with the Reverend, who charges them half of their haul from the robbery to care for them. In a desperate attempt to recover their losses, Mel involves the crew in a disastrous, ill-advised jewelry robbery. Bobbie and Rosie have an argument before Bobbie leaves. After the robbery fails, he returns to find Rosie has committed suicide via heroin.
Bobbie explodes at Mel and blames him for everything. When they stop somewhere for Bobbie to use the bathroom Mel tells Sid about his plans to kill Bobbie. When asked to buy a shovel she informs Bobbie of Mel’s plan and gives him some money. He runs away, through a cornfield as Mel and Sid drive off, finally free.
- James Woods as Mel
- Melanie Griffith as Sid
- Vincent Kartheiser as Bobbie
- Natasha Gregson Wagner as Rosie
- James Otis as Reverend
- Branden Williams as Danny
- Brent Briscoe as Clem
- Peter Sarsgaard as Ty
- Lou Diamond Phillips as Jewels
Another Day in Paradise received mixed reviews from critics. It currently holds a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 49 reviews. It was the last film that film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel gave their famous ’two thumbs up’ to.