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Film.com

A directorial debut composed of many of the filmmaker’s trademarks (strong women, pop cultural-heavy dialogue, a difficult subject matter...
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50

The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
Of all the possible ways Diablo Cody’s directorial debut might fail, perhaps the least likely was that it would be innocuous enough to...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
The film smartly avoids the sort of cynical hijinks that characterize the majority of Vegas-set flicks, though it can't come up with...
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
By the way, for reasons nobody bothers to explain, Las Vegas is played by New Orleans. Go figure.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Cody’s satiric knocks on Christians couldn’t be more blundering and obvious. Yet her dialogue is often funny, and the unusual three-way...
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
Though it's built around a kernel of tender feeling, the comedy never transcends its basic contrivance.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Paradise is a ringing disappointment. Cody shows some potential as a director, but her own script lets her down.
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50

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
There's something to be said for fiction that, in its form, dares to resemble life as it's lived. Our minor failings and chemical...
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42

Tampa Bay Times

By Steve Persall
The concept is rich with potential to offend yet after a promising opener Cody doesn't seem interested.
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40

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Cody shows promise as a director, paving over the bumpy patches with clever song choices, but needs to mix things up if she hopes to...
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Paradise Lost

By christopherbrisson
This movie was an utter disappointment--one big synthetic mess. It represents a HUGE step back in Diablo Cody's writing, after the brilliant, caustic (and moving) "Young Adult." Where do I...

Terrible

By annapchs1
Terrible movie with overdone storyline and terrible acting....