Parents' Guide to

A Week in Paradise

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Poorly made romcom has adult situations.

Movie PG-13 2022 99 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Awful movie !

Just Awful. Slow, boring, below mediocre, without a doubt one of the worst movies I have watched. Terrible music choice too.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A Week in Paradise is, unfortunately, barely a movie. It was made by the people behind Chicken Soup for the Soul, so there's an element of soothing familiarity. But that element is so bare-bones -- and the film so clumsily made -- that it just makes what could have been a predictable but still enjoyable film into a nonsensical farce.

The characters are all archetypes, saying lines and acting in ways that don't seem believable, much less human. The threadbare script seems to blame; perhaps the actors were left to (badly) improv large chunks of their scenes. And many scenes are confusingly in slow motion, contributing to the feeling that there wasn't a lot of story present and the film needed to be padded out in order to reach a feature-length runtime. Overall, A Week in Paradise might be good for a Mystery Science Theater 3000-style watch party, where you laugh at the film's unintentional errors. But that's the only way you'll receive enjoyment from this clunky "feel good" movie.

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