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Postmark Paradise
Postmark Paradise
Actors: Tantoo Cardinal, Natalia Nazarova, Vincent Angelini, Randall Godwin, Dale Inghram
Director: Thompson E. Clay
Genres: Comedy
R     2004     1hr 32min

A group of good ol boys in paradise michigan send to russia for a mail order bride as a joke. When young beautiful viktoria arrives & discovers her husband-to-be is a yet-to-be-reformed misogynist twice her age its a kink ...  more »


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Actors: Tantoo Cardinal, Natalia Nazarova, Vincent Angelini, Randall Godwin, Dale Inghram
Director: Thompson E. Clay
Creators: Charles Peich, Michael Deering, B. Elliot Grysen, Douglas Quillan, Dan Slider
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/29/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Quirky romantic comedy
ThatHollie | Fairfax, VA | 09/24/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"After a group of friends order a mail order bride from Russia as a prank, the beautiful Viktoria (Russian pop star Natalie Nazarova in her feature-film debut) arrives in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. Comedy ensues as Viktoria manages to teach the small town residents a valuable lesson about living the American Dream. For those who like thoughtful independent films; the cast of relative unknowns seems genuine."
You can sometimes find Paradise in the strangest of places
Bernie L. Malonson | Chandler, AZ | 03/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You might think that Postmark Paradise is another wacky comedy about the trials and travails of a Ukrainian mail order bride.

Despite it's flawed premise of a bunch of guys ordering a mail order bride for a co-worker who is jailed for a DUI, the movie is actually more about responding to change in our lives and situations and how we respond to them.

Although you might think the movie is about Viktoria, the mail order bride, upon reflection I think it is truly the story of Reenie, the bar woman who takes her in when she has nowhere else to go.

Reenie's life has obviously seen better days, she is estranged from her daughter and has never seen her granddaughter. She is the one who really grows in the movie as her experiences with Viktoria give her the courage and desire to move on with her life and begin growing.

The movie is a little slow at times and the ending was a little frustrating, but overall not a bad way to spend an hour and a half.

Postmark Paradise is special delivery
William B. Struck | 08/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a delightfully funny AND poignant movie set in a comfortable small town in Michigan that could of been ANYWHERE, USA. It's easy to watch, easy to smile with and easy to think about. One of my top five movies of all time."
The emancipation of a Russian mail order bride
Gerard D. Launay | Berkeley, California | 01/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For obvious economic and social reasons, many Russian women have come to the United States as "mail order brides." In general I have been deeply disappointed with films dealing with this subject because they treat Russian women as sex objects. Not so with this movie...and that is good. In this film, the Russian female Viktoria comes to the United States in response to a misleading invitation by some "good ol' boys" in the middle of nowhere, the town of Paradise in Michigan. She has to fend for herself, restore her self-confidence, learn to be independent in America. She does this through her kindness, understanding, and skill in treating animals. Vikoria's struggles and successes make this a very touching movie."