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Stuart Townsend

Review: 'A Stranger in Paradise' criminally underwhelms

Review: 'A Stranger in Paradise' criminally underwhelms

In "A Stranger in Paradise," hedge-fund hotshot Josh (Colin Egglesfield of "The Client List" and the "Melrose Place" TV reboot) narrowly evades an SEC investigation with an impromptu trip to Thailand, only to find thugs and crooked cops on his trail.

His brother, Paul (Stuart Townsend), runs a local hot spot and has shady dealings with the mob. The managing partner who urged Josh to take the vacation — who also happens to be Paul's college pal — vanishes along with the mob money he helped launder. Meanwhile, U.S. Justice Department agents arrive at the scene to further complicate the matter.

Corrado Jay Boccia's directorial debut...