Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

DVD - 2003
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"When thief Gaston Monescu meets his true love in pickpocket Lily, they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet. But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and Gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women"--Container.
Publisher: [New York?] : Criterion Collection, c2003
ISBN: 9781559409292
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 14, 2017

Of all the 30's comedies about money and love, "Trouble in Paradise" may be the best. The film reflects the era's preoccupation with gloss, but only as a way of poking fun at our heroes. Yes, they're superficial, and yet likeable. Very well acted - funny in a timeless way - terrific.

Nov 27, 2014

Trouble In Paradise (from 1932) is a very early example of (horrible) Hollywood "Screwball Comedy" (which is an irksome genre that prevailed throughout the 1930s & 40s).

I find that the more I see "Screwball Comedy", the more I dislike it in all of its smug pretentiousness.

With this particular picture, there's really nothing about it at all that makes it stand out in any way from any other film in that genre.

If you ask me - Trouble In Paradise really tried way too hard to be both cute and clever at the same time. And, as a result, this caused me to lose my patience with its story's overwhelming absurdity, time and again.

Filled, to over-flowing, with petty squabbles, jealous anger, and backstabbing betrayals, Trouble In Paradise was, to me, nothing more than pseudo-sophisticated crap, all around.

Thank goodness that this vintage picture had a running time of only a mere 82 minutes.


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