Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15

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  1. Reviewed by: Kate Erbland
    Oct 15, 2013
    A directorial debut composed of many of the filmmaker’s trademarks (strong women, pop cultural-heavy dialogue, a difficult subject matter made light by way of wit) that still manages to disappoint when it comes to the final product.
  2. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 22, 2013
    By the way, for reasons nobody bothers to explain, Las Vegas is played by New Orleans. Go figure.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 17, 2013
    Cody’s satiric knocks on Christians couldn’t be more blundering and obvious. Yet her dialogue is often funny, and the unusual three-way friendship is refreshing. Even former star Brand has learned to dial back his manic mugging, though maybe not quite enough.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 17, 2013
    Though it's built around a kernel of tender feeling, the comedy never transcends its basic contrivance.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Oct 17, 2013
    Paradise is a ringing disappointment. Cody shows some potential as a director, but her own script lets her down.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Oct 16, 2013
    Of all the possible ways Diablo Cody’s directorial debut might fail, perhaps the least likely was that it would be innocuous enough to potentially bore the audience into a stupor.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Oct 15, 2013
    There's something to be said for fiction that, in its form, dares to resemble life as it's lived. Our minor failings and chemical imbalances certainly shape our stories. This troubled yet promising debut gets that much right.
  8. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Oct 14, 2013
    The film smartly avoids the sort of cynical hijinks that characterize the majority of Vegas-set flicks, though it can't come up with anything more compelling to place in its stead.
  9. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Oct 15, 2013
    The concept is rich with potential to offend yet after a promising opener Cody doesn't seem interested.
  10. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Oct 13, 2013
    Cody shows promise as a director, paving over the bumpy patches with clever song choices, but needs to mix things up if she hopes to continue.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    I love Julianne Hough so I went to see this movie. Needless to say I was a little disappointed- the storyline was very predictable & actingI love Julianne Hough so I went to see this movie. Needless to say I was a little disappointed- the storyline was very predictable & acting was so-so. You know when you go to a movie and you're so involved in the story that you forget they are acting- I was hoping for this but it was just the opposite. Save your money. Full Review »