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Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling (2009)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | Video 13 January 2009
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Zach and Ben have been best buddies since they were in grade school. They were those "two guys" that we all know, opposites, but still the same kid. Their friendship continued through High ... See full summary »

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Ellory Elkayem

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Stephen Mazur
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Cast

Cast overview:
Oliver James ... Ben
Kristopher Turner ... Zach
Rik Young ... Nigel
Madison Riley ... Earthchild / Heather
Jerry Rice ... Hal Gore
Amber McDonald Amber McDonald ... Thunderstorm
Cory Bossom Cory Bossom ... Young Ben
Derek Nolan Derek Nolan ... Young Zach
Madison Bontempo ... Young Heather
Robert Blanche ... Massey
Todd A. Robinson ... Overton (as Todd Robinson)
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Mrs. Bessler
Danny Belrose ... Bar Patron
Mason Knight ... Kyle
Will Cuddy ... Lyle
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Zach and Ben have been best buddies since they were in grade school. They were those "two guys" that we all know, opposites, but still the same kid. Their friendship continued through High School. Zach continually got them in trouble due to his carefree existence, and Ben was oblivious to everything as he became smitten by the girl of his dreams. Just as Ben got the nerve to pursue her, she moved out of the neighborhood, leaving Ben devastated for many years to come. Twelve years later, Ben & Zach, now in their mid-20's, still close friends, but have drifted apart due to making different choices in life. Ben is overworked and doesn't spend time doing the things he loves. He buries himself day and night in his work at a law firm. The only thing outside of work Ben has focused on is his life-long crush on the girl he met years ago in high school. Zach, an easy-going guy who enjoys everything he does, happily spends his days taking care of the elderly at a nursing home. Zach's only ... Written by Paramount Home Entertainment

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Taglines:

Three guys. One chance. No plan.

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Rating of One Because There's Nothing Lower
31 January 2009 | by JakJamSee all my reviews

Even a bad comedy can be good sometimes. Not this one though - not even close.

Terrible story, terrible cinematography, terrible continuity, terrible casting. This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Oh - and please - was there not one Canadian any where near the shooting of this film to teach the director that Canadians do not talk as though they were portrayed in this movie. The use of the sound "eh" and the 'sayings' (like "Holy Halifax") were contrived and - well, okay, I'm going to use a bad word: stupid. It was so annoying and so ridiculous, it was hard to even get close to the end without eye rolling and chucking popcorn at the screen. Is it really so challenging to portray a Canadian? After all, we are America's closest and largest neighbour and have thousands of Canadians working in Hollywood alone. This wasn't funny, it was lazy writing and unacceptable.

I'll be sure to avoid anything with these actors and directors in the future.


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