This silly action comedy mixes brilliant production design--it looks like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life--and cloying sentimentality to no good effect. Clearly, the idea was to come up with a holiday perennial like IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, but TRAPPED IN PARADISE is far too crass to
succeed on that level.
When his con-men siblings are released from jail, Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage) worries that they'll get him mixed up in one of their hare-brained schemes. His instincts prove sound: chronic fibber Dave (Jon Lovitz) and dimwitted kleptomaniac Alvin (Dana Carvey) involve him in a convenience store
theft so they can be sure he'll participate in an out-of-st...