Couldn’t sleep last night. Maybe it’s the economy, maybe it was the caffeine, maybe the beer. Anyway, on one of the “Flix” channels, I noticed that there was a movie called Paradise, starring Phoebe Cates and Willy Aames. I think to myself, “Wasn’t this some sort of Blue Lagoon inspired knockoff?” and then my other brain says “Maybe Phoebe Cates will be naked – did she do naked? – I think that was really her in that one scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High – let’s give it a looksie”.
OMFG I could have written a better script when I was twelve years old. The plot is ridiculous, the acting is wooden at best, the two principal actors start shedding clothes with no explanation, although Aames character is supposed to be kind of religious, animals show up out of the blue in places they ought not be, etc.
The only redeeming quality of this film seems to be Phoebe Cates’ lovely young body, and even that kind of creeped me out. In real life I’m about 1 year older than her, but in this film I think she’s around 18-19 and looks like about 14 years old.
Okay, someone top this (and leave Battlefield Earth or whatever it is out of the discussion, that one is retired).