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Vulgar Falls in Paradise

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Release Date: April 21, 2006

Starring: Orlando Bloom, Zoe Saldana, Bill Paxton, Agnes Bruckner, Stephen Dillane, Joy Bryant, Anthony Mackie, and Victor Rasuk

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 115 minutes

Address Comments To:

Bob Yari, Partner
Yari Film Group
10850 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 234-8970
Fax: (310) 234-8975

Content:

(RoRo, B, C, Ho, LLL, VV, S, N, AA, DD, MM) Meandering, unfocused Romantic worldview with some moral elements and a scene where a mother encourages her son to come with her to church but the son is not interested and fornicates with his girlfriend, plus a minor character is homosexual; at least 192 mostly strong obscenities, seven strong profanities and three light profanities; brief, strong violence such as young man beaten up, young man’s face is deliberately scarred by violence, and man shot to death; implied scenes of fornication and young man tries to seduce young woman tourist; upper and rear male nudity; alcohol use and drunkenness; brief smoking, illegal drug use and references to gangs selling drugs (including marijuana) on islands; and, fraud, stealing, lying, and racism.

Summary:

HAVEN is a small independent drama set in the Cayman Islands about a conflict between two interracial lovers and the couple's angry brother, whose lives intersect with a shady American businessman and his daughter. Despite some positive qualities, HAVEN has a Romantic worldview, brief references to sexual immorality and drugs, violence, and more than 200 obscenities and profanities.

Review:

HAVEN is a small independent drama starring Orlando Bloom as Shy, a young white man living in the Cayman Islands who falls in love with a black girl named Andrea (played by Zoe Saldana). A night of passion leads to the discovery of their secret relationship and a brutal act of vengeance by Andrea's racist brother. Meanwhile, a shady American businessman (played by Bill Paxton) has fled with his daughter to the Islands to avoid federal prosecution, only to get drawn deeper into another corrupt scheme. The lives of these people intersect, causing a chain reaction of more violence that will test the love between Shy and Andrea, Andrea and her brother, and the businessman and his daughter. Can love survive this fall from paradise?

The story between Shy, Andrea and Andrea's brother is a unique one with a unique setting. The rest of the movie is a little familiar, however, though the relationship between the businessman and his daughter is a bit new. Despite some positive elements, HAVEN has a Romantic worldview, brief references to sexual immorality and drugs, and more than 200 obscenities and profanities. Thus, its content is excessive and worthy of being avoided.

In Brief:

HAVEN is a small independent drama starring Orlando Bloom as Shy, a young white man living in the Cayman Islands who falls in love with a black girl named Andrea. A night of passion leads to the discovery of their secret relationship and a brutal act of vengeance by Andrea's brother. Meanwhile, a shady American businessman (played by Bill Paxton) has fled with his daughter to the Islands to avoid federal prosecution, only to get drawn deeper into another corrupt scheme. The lives of these people intersect, causing a chain reaction of more violence that will test the love between Shy and Andrea, Andrea and her brother, and the businessman and his daughter. Can love survive this fall from paradise?

The story between Shy, Andrea and Andrea's brother is a unique one with a unique setting. The rest of the movie is a little familiar, however, though the relationship between the businessman and his daughter is a bit new. Despite some positive elements, HAVEN has a Romantic worldview, brief references to sexual immorality and drugs, and more than 200 obscenities and profanities. Thus, its content is excessive and worthy of being avoided.