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Paradise Road

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Paradise Road

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
122 minutes
performer:
Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Jennifer Ehle, Julianna Margulies
director:
Bruce Beresford
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author:
2750
genre:
War, Drama

We gave it a C

1943: Women held in a Japanese prison camp form a choir and sing classical masterworks in Paradise Road. The music seems miraculous. 1997: A movie gets made about that triumph, and a soundtrack is released. The elementary arrangements, it turns out, of familiar chestnuts sound utterly bland. Context is everything. C

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