Haven (2004)

“Can love survive the fall of paradise?” That’s what writer and director Frank E. Flowers tried to answer in this film, which saw a limited release in U.S. theaters in 2006.

It tells the story of Carl Ridley (Bill Paxton), who has run from his crimes to the Cayman Islands and taken his 18-year-old daughter Pippa (Agnes Bruckner, who played Kris Jenner in The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Anna Nicole Smith in The Anna Nicole Story) along to her extreme displeasure. Her dalliances with the seedy teens of the island end up getting her father in even more danger than he was back in Miami.

Meanwhile — yes, this is a parallel story and the movie was produced by the same people who made Crash — a man named Shy (Orlando Bloom) has fallen for Andrea (Zoë Saldaña), who is the daughter of his boss. However, her brother Hammer (Anthony Mackie, The Falcon from the Marvel Universe) hates that he’s taken her virginity, so he throws acid in Shy’s face.

All of these lives will intersect and no one will be the same again after one party on one night, which just so happens to take place on Friday the 13th. This movie is shot really well and if you’re looking for a spiraling soap opera narrative, it’s worth checking out.

You can purchase this on blu ray from the folks at MVD, who were kind enough to send us a review copy. It’s also available on Tubi.

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