5.7/10
286
11 user 5 critic

Welcome to Paradise (2007)

PG | | Drama | October 2007 (USA)
Reverand Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) and her son, Hayden (Bobby Edner), are forced to move to Paradise, Texas due to the unorthodox methods Debbie uses in her sermons.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cat City (2008)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A private investigator is hired by a woman to determine if her husband, a big land developer, is having an affair. What looks like a simple case soon turns into a murder investigation and the motive may not be as clear as it seems.

Director: Brent Huff
Stars: Rebecca Pidgeon, Julian Sands, Brian Dennehy
Grave Misconduct (TV Movie 2008)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A fledgling mystery writer sees an opportunity to advance her career after the death of a novelist/friend but faces dire consequences when a series of vicious murders occur, implicating her.

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Crystal Bernard, Vincent Spano, Roxanne Hart
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The world falls into chaos as Nicolae Carpathia detonates nuclear devices across the globe and stages multiple devastating attacks against both the Tribulation Force and an international militia, led by U.S. President Gerald Fitzhugh.

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson
Wings (1990–1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard
Comedy | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.

Director: Deborah Brock
Stars: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur
Pivot Point (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A psychological drama that follows four high schoolers down a dark ride. As each struggle separately in their own lives they will soon discover that their lives are interconnected in ways ... See full summary »

Director: Zach Meiners
Stars: Tyler Danyla, Levi Cox, Jordan Cuckler
Squad 77 (2006)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Allen Davis, a former military special forces man is convinced to train a squad of misfits for a dangerous and secretive mission. When things start to go wrong the Squad members begin ... See full summary »

Director: Reece Tedford
Stars: Jason M. Bailey, Mindy Byram, Michael Taylor Donovan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Debbie Laramie
...
Hayden Laramie
...
...
Kent Dylan
...
Frances Loren
...
Reverend McNamara
...
Reverend Ellington
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Trevor Goodman
Cynthia Boris ...
Church Goer
Brianne Costa ...
Snobby Girl
...
Izzy
Danielle Dearing ...
Church Goer
...
Helen Brown
...
Nate Twain
...
Twyla Twain

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

WELCOME TO PARADISE is the inspirational family story of a preacher who is sent from a big city church to Paradise, a small, rural community that is in desperate need of direction. The fact that the preacher is named Debbie only complicates things. She finds a town that is stuck in complacency as well as a town that turns its back on its neediest neighbors. Debbie begins building a new vision for her congregation and the veil of indifference starts to lift. When the Paradise Church is accidentally burned down, and it's charter is in danger of being revoked, the members rally around Debbie and in doing so, realize that a "church" is defined by it's community, not by the four walls that house a Sunday Service. Debbie's kindness and insight bring a blast of fresh air to this out of the way country town. It also brings her a second chance at love. Written by Patrick Stack

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The road to Paradise begins with a journey of the heart.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and teen smoking | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Lição de Fé  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut for Chris Kato and Robbie Moore. See more »

Soundtracks

She's My Saturday Night Special
Performed by Ronnie McDowell (duet with Wayne Newton)
Written by Mike Curb and Jerry Dunphy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This movie has heart!
26 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was very good, and people of all ages will enjoy it, I think. Very few filmmakers tackle such topics as homelessness and accepting people, regardless of gender, race, age, etc. But this one does, and it does it without being preachy or boring.

Crystal Bernard was great in this role. But the character (Bobby Edner from one of the Spy Kids movies) who plays Hayden was a real stand-out, too. I thought he added depth as her confused teenage son trying to cope with his father's death and his mother's profession as a pastor -- and all that comes with being a pastor's child when it's tough enough growing up in a "normal" family.

I don't think it is in theaters until the summer, but it's playing at the American Family Film Festival (www.iffilmfest.org) in LA in February. I saw it at a screening recently and highly recommend it!


7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?