Paradise - Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer and Julianne Hough
Paradise - William Carr (Russell Brand), Loray (Octavia Spencer) and Lamb Mannerheim (Julianne Hough) ©2012 Lamb Productions

The comedy follows a sheltered young woman (Julianne Hough) who loses her faith after a plane crash and decides to go to Las Vegas to experience the wild side of life.

On her journey, she meets unlikely companions (Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer) who inadvertently help her find her true self.

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Paradise - Poster: Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman and  Holly Hunter
Paradise – Poster featuring Lamb Mannerheim (Julianne Hough), William (Russell Brand), Loray (Octavia Spencer), Doug Mannerheim (Nick Offerman) and Melanie Mannerheim (Holly Hunter) ©2012 Lamb Productions

Lamb Mannerheim was as close to perfect as a young girl could be, at least in the eyes of her fellow churchgoers in the small town of Blakesley, Montana. Home-schooled, talented and unusually beautiful, Lamb had a great relationship with life – until a freak accident left her scarred and questioning the very tenets of the religious upbringing she had so completely trusted.

Despite the protests of her straight-laced parents, Lamb decides a bold move is in order. She will test the boundaries of her faith and seek the truth, no matter where that takes her. Packing her suitcase and boarding an airplane for the very first time, she sets out to experience the real world with all of its reputed sin, hardship and degradation. Her destination: Las Vegas, Nevada.

Academy Award®-winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) makes her feature directorial debut from her original screenplay in Paradise, a Mandate Pictures and Red Band Film production. The film stars Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages, Footloose), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek), Octavia Spencer (Academy Award®-winner for The Help), Nick Offerman (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) and Holly Hunter (Academy Award®-winner for The Piano). Mason Novick ((500) Days of Summer) produced the film. Nathan Kahane (Hope Springs) and Nicole Brown (50/50) executive produced alongside Diablo Cody. Matt Leonetti, Jr and Unit Production Manager Dave Koplan co-produced.

Top craftspeople making contributions to the film include Director of Photography Tim Suhrstedt (Office Space), Production Designer Laura Fox ((500) Days of Summer), Costumer Designer Mary Claire Hannan (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), Make-up Department Head Vivian Baker (Footloose) and Editor Myron Kerstein (Little Fockers).

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online