I reckon that Trapped In Paradise is a bit of an underdog. It was poorly received and it sort of slipped into obscurity. Time has served it well and each year I watch it again with a greater appreciation. Nicholas Cage stars as a nice guy trying to live an honest life while trying to keep his two thieving brothers along the straight and narrow after they are freshly released from prison. The brothers are played by Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey. The two of them lure Cage to a small town called Paradise where old fashion values are still a virtue and their bank is a quick no-brainer robbery waiting to happen. And so the trio rob the bank on Christmas Eve only to find themselves stranded in Paradise by a blizzard. Unable to escape the brothers find themselves taken in by the locals and constant acts of kindness begin to eat at their conscience. It's an understated movie that doesn't impose it's Christmas values upon the audience but rather warms to you slowly. Richard Jenkins co-stars as the FBI agent on the brothers' trail and he adds a nice Jenkinsey touch (I love the guy). As I said, each year this movie grows on me more and I'm beginning to really love it.