This week’s pick is one of the saddest movies I’ve ever seen.
Return To Paradise
Some friends and I rented this flick a long time ago and it always stuck with me. There is a scene in this movie that will haunt my dreams for the rest of my life. If you’ve seen the film you’ll understand which scene I’m referring to.
For those that haven’t, Return To Paradise is about 3 friends who live it up in Malaysia. Lewis (Joaquin Phoenix) stays behind and ends up getting arrested for possessing drugs that belonged to all three of them. He is sentenced to die. His friends (Vince Vaughan & David Conrad) are then given a choice. Return and serve three years each in a hellish prison so their friend may live or leave him behind to die.
It’s an unbelievably powerful movie and a massive conversation starter.
Would you go back?
Check it out if you’ve never seen it. Awesome movie.