Life has to suck pretty badly when you live in Iran. But if you're a blind kid and your dad wants to be rid of you? Fuggedaboudit.

The Color of Paradise borders on hopeless, with a spiritual message available to those who struggle through it. Unfortunately, the tale of the cursed young Mohammed (Ramezani) is muddled by the subplot of a dying grandmother, a familiar story of a woman trying to let go of life. Zzzzz. Sad and tragic, with but a glimmer of hope at the end.

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