Friday, October 25, 2013

Paradise: Love

Paradise: Love (2012) Poster
Austria 2012

Details IMDB

Seen 24 October 2013

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Average Rating 6.5/10

My ratings 7.0/10
Finding love in paradise.

My impressions:

The paradise in the title refers to a holiday resort in Kenya. The story centres on a middle aged woman, Teresa who goes on vacation in the hopes of finding love.

There are many men waiting and ever willing to give love but all at a price. She does realise at the end that what she is seeking could not be had there, at the supposedly paradise. Her friends might have a different opinion as they have found the kind of love that they seek. The attention for a price.

A tourist in a foreign land. The air itself smells different. The atmosphere makes one giddy with anticipation of happy endings. In the beginning the money is of no consequence. Unfortunately, it gets messy when one starts to feel an attachment for the toy. Then one tries again. There is always that feeling that maybe the next one will be better.

The truth hurts. Paradise is expensive.

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