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Trapped in Paradise Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nicholas Cage, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Trapped in Paradise

Bill (Cage) Firpo is an ordinary guy. He is the owner of a beautiful resturant and is doing fine. But, his two brothers are a different story. Dave (Lovitz) and Alvin (Carvey) are criminals. They are finally on probation for the Christmas holidays to see their brother and mother. But when Dave shows Bill a 'letter' that his 'friend' wrote to him and Alvin to go to Paradise, Pennsylvania to find his daughter, they end up on the run from the NYPD. So, against Bill's wishes, they have to go to Paradise. While there, they rob a bank. The people there shower them with kindness and wherever they go, they always end up back in Paradise, even if they hitchhike. I really suggest you see this movie. You might want to get cozy with some ring dings and milk!!
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Script Analysis of Trapped in Paradise

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals on the run    -   criminal becomes sensitive    -   criminal falls in love with victim Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from prison/confinement

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   prison    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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