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Paddleton (2019)Paddleton (2019)

Paddleton (2019)

A Genuine and Beautifully-Acted Drama

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.2

movie

United States of America

English

Character-driven, Depressing, Dramatic

2019

Alex Lehmann, Alexandre Lehmann

Alexandra Billings, Christine Woods, Dendrie Taylor

89 min

Synopsis

An unlikely friendship between two neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Our Take

8.2
Bilal Zouheir

There are three big reasons to watch Paddleton. The first two are Ray Romano and Mark Duplass, who play the two neighbors at the center of the story. And the third is Alexandre Lehmann, the director, who also is responsible for Blue Jay (on Netflix as well).

These two misfit neighbors find themselves together when one of them is diagnosed with cancer. They embark on a trip to the nearest pharmacy (a six-hour drive) which turns into an adventure.

This premise gives Paddleton a lot to play on: it’s a comedy, but it’s also a drama about a fatal disease. It’s a bromance, but it’s about a fragile friendship. All these contradictions make Paddleton a great slice-of-life movie. And again, both actors are amazing. Watching it just for them is worth it.

Comments

M
moobees

There aren’t too many movies about this kind of friendship between adult men. I cried.

C
Caroline

I loved this movie so much and have been telling everyone to give it a watch!!

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