Rated 4.5 out of 5★ by 18reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Toto23 Grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy this movie! It has the right amount of mystery, humor, romance and suspense to pique your interest and keep you watching. The real meaning of Christmas and how that impacts our lives is carefully revealed through a cast of memorable characters. I laughed and cried and was able to remember that God is in control and has His purpose for our lives even when our lives get a little messy. Although it is overall quite tame, there are a few scenes (drinking, human struggles, etc.) that may be more appropriate for 12+ and not for younger kids. Great for Christmas! 12/10/2011
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Luludollygirl Poor story and film I bought this because it seemed to be a sweet story and I still think it could have been. However, the filming was poorly done - very amateurish. The puppet was just plain silly and there were unrealistic gaps in the storyline. Sadly done which was really too bad. 12/11/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by eila Gentle This is a very gentle movie good for all ages. It would be perfect for a family as they prepare for the holiday season. Sitting together sipping on hot cocoa, a family will reflect on the real reason for the season. Would also be good as an activity for church related groups. 12/12/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Paby Great story and movie. This book, and now movie, are a sweet and encouraging reminder that our Father in heaven loves each and every one of us. He has made it simple for us to accept Him, as Savior and Lord. He loves us soooo much. I've known the author of this book and movie, Ms. Robin Jansen Shope, personally, for over 20 years. She is the "real deal," and she loves the Lord and plans to stand in His presence and worship Him, one great day. What a beautiful story she has given us here. 12/12/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by odyssey2011 True family entertainment with a timeless message. "Journey To Paradise", a Dove Foundation Award Winner from Salty Earth Pictures of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, based upon the book "The Christmas Edition", by Robin Shope. The soundtrack was provided by RGA Recording Artist Michael Schroeder, using his album "Postcards from the Road". The movie illuminates how truth can be hidden right in front of our eyes. Under Steve Zambo's direction, Executive Producer Elizabeth Zambo, and edited by Frank Datzer, "Journey To Paradise" is truly an experience that I did not hesitate to enjoy with my family. The reality lived each day by those close to and not-so-close-to family or a personal relationship with their Creator was adeptly captured by the cast and crew. The "soap opera-style" film brought me back to the days when Christmas and interactions with those around us were as they appeared, with no hidden agendas. "Journey To Paradise" creatively, and from a Christian perspective, showcases that the Truth sometimes does wear a tuxedo. Into what may appear as insurmountable to the world and perhaps a lost cause, the film weaves honor, love, suspicion, comedy, and drama into a Christmas theme that does not forget the power of forgiveness. Tasteful, earthy, and destined to become a family-favorite each year when the air is crackling with a hint of frost and possibly a snowflake or two, "Journey To Paradise" needs no prompting to make it part of anyone's holiday viewing wish list; it's destined to be a classic already on-screen in my home for Christmas 2011. 12/13/2011
Rated 2 out of 5★ by moviesforfamilies This was a good storyline, but it lacks the ability to hold your attention. It's a low budget film so the filming is cheaply made. 11/24/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by atalblew Very excellent movie. Had a very good meaning and brought in a lot about God. 09/23/2013