After an aeroplane accident, Lamb is left with severe burns to most of her body (conveniently not her face though), Lamb finds herself doubting God's existence. Instead of thanking Him for sparing her life, she decides to fly the coup. So where does a home schooled country girl who's never so much as kissed a boy head to to discover the ways of the sinners? Las Vegas baby!
This is sadly where the films loses its way a bit. The concept was great. Hilarious. So much potential. But I have to say as soon as Russell Brandt appeared with his One Trick Pony performance things got confused. It just didn't work. Don't get me wrong I love Russ. He's great. He just didn't work well in this film. I can't decide if it was a script issue, a character issue or Russ himself. Either way it all fell on its head. Lover Man started sighing in that way men do when a film is lacking in substance. He stuck around though and watched to the end. Good on him. I suspect he did so because the lead actress was so good. Julianne Hough was just perfect as innocent but curious Lamb. She did well. She was the only reason I kept watching. In her other films like rom-com 'Safe Haven' she had that far too perfect thing going on. In Paradise, she isn't too hotted up. It works. Thank God for the director who dares to make a girl ugly I say.
One thing I am sure of. If the Soska Sisters had been asked to direct this (or even re-write!) it would have been fab! Honestly, I think Lamb, who was insecure about her burns but still gorgeous and beautiful because of her nature, should have gotten in with some kind of fetish group, who photograph people with scars and burns and whatever. That'd be awesome.
I demand a re-write!
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