Another Day In Paradise (1998)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB

USA, 1998.  Chinese Bookie Pictures.  Screenplay by , , based on the book by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Stephen Chin, Larry Clark, .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Self-indulgent mess from Larry Clark about two nihilistic teenagers (, ) who team up with a pair of adult crooks (, ) and form a nuclear family as they terrorize the placid regions of the dull midwest. Drug deals, bar brawls and domestic disputes run rampant, all getting tedious by the film’s midpoint and then rambling endlessly until the overdue finish. Griffith is brilliant in the lead, and Wagner (Natalie Wood’s daughter) shows much promise as a talented and beautiful actress, but their talents are better suited elsewhere.

Toronto International Film Festival:  1998

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