I saw Trapped in Paradise when it first came out, and then recently decided to revisit with my wife, as she had never seen it and I remembered finding it pretty funny when it first came out. After viewing it years later, it's still pretty amusing. It should probably be more like 3.5 stars instead of four, but Amazon don't play that way, so we will go with 3 and err on the side of caution.
Trapped in Paradise falls into the trope of Christmas redemption movies, wherein three brothers (played by Nic Cage, Dana Carvey, and Jon Lovitz) in varying stages of moral decay decide to rob a small town bank on Christmas Eve. Things go haywire, of course, and the brothers are forced to come to terms with who they are and how their actions impact others.
The humor is all over the place, but usually is in the form of quips between the brothers, which is sometimes smile-worthy, but falls short when compared to the circumstantial humor and site-gags, which play out better. Also, it has to be said that this IS a Nic Cage movie, with all that entails. He's just as over the top here as he is anywhere else. If you don't like Nicholas Cage (or cannot tolerate him), then you probably won't like this movie. Dana Carvey comes off a little over the top, but then settles into his role as the movie progresses. His character here is nowhere near the quality of Garth Algar or George Herbert Walker Bush impersonation, but it's likable.
And that's a good word for this movie: likable. It's not hilarious, it's not the greatest Christmas tale ever told, and it's not even particularly well acted (the town members are probably the best actors in the bunch). It also suffers for an unnecessary and poorly-explained romance between Nic Cage and one of the townsfolk, but that's Hollywood for you. Despite these shortcomings, the movie overall feels complete and of good cheer. Worth it if you're looking for something different this holiday season, or just want to pull an old Nic Cage movie out of the vault.