I love this movie so much
One hour and a half of nothing
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
Movie was good, but the main actress did not get the Iranian accent right. Including the "Iranian" mom. Both by the way are not Iranian at all. But storyline was interesting. I love reading poetry by Rumi. He was def a romantic at heart. The movie was good to watch, I would recommend it.
A woman moves from Iran to California and an arranged marriage. She falls in love with her piano teacher's gardener. Quite a timely topic since there is this ongoing deal with Iran. Interesting to see a movie about someone from there. The flashbacks could have been enlarged to show more contrast. Franca Raisa acts quite well - very different from her "Secret Life" role. For an American Latina actress she pulls of a Middle Eastern look and speech quite well. At times her character acts a bit too brazen for someone who came from a supposedly repressive regime. Daphne Zuniga is quite good as the sick piano teacher. Ryan Guzman and Franca look right together but why was his character so idiotic at the end? The ending is just terribly clichéd and predictable. I won't spoil it but it makes you feel like you wasted time watching the movie.
I watched it with my 20 years old daughter, and we both loved it very much. it's very romantic, touching story line, and great act by Ryan, Francia and Max. loved the poems and songs in the movie. Francia played as a Persian girl, and she did great. Ryan did a fantastic romantic act. RUMI poems were picked very well for this movie, and beautiful voice singing them. it brought up the women issues in Iran, which touched me a lot. I liked the original dialogue. the film is original, pointing to issues in the world such as tortures, forced immigration, forced marriage and relationships.great movie to watch.
I really enjoyed watching this beautiful original love story starring Ryan Guzman. He did a great job playing poetic lover, usually I saw him as an action hero in films. There are many romantic moments in the movie, which remind me of great amour films I watched when was living in Europe. BEYOND PARADISE is full of unexpected moments, and the dialogue is fresh and very well written. Plus the movie has RUMI & LORCA's love poems. Also the music score contains captivating classical music (Tchaikovsky) and Eastern music. I recommend the film as it also deals with very deep current women issues, which will touch everyone. I watched it on iTunes platform, which I usually use for watching the films, but it's available everywhere now.