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Paddleton (2019)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 22 February 2019 (USA)
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An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Alex Lehmann
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Woods ... Doctor Hagen
Mark Duplass ... Michael
Ray Romano ... Andy
Jen Sung ... Master Liu (as Jen Kuo Sung)
Stephen Oyoung ... Chien
Bjorn Johnson ... Master Liu (voice)
Harry Dej Harry Dej ... Copy Shop Customer
Sierra Fisk ... Olive
Alana Carithers Alana Carithers ... Dr. Laurey (voice)
Lu Junchang ... Ku Woo Tai (as Junchang Lu)
Hiroo Minami ... Ninja 1
Sam Ly ... Ninja 2
Alexandra Billings ... Judy
Kadeem Hardison ... Dave
Dendrie Taylor ... Nancy
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An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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A Comedy of Dramatic Proportions

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The red car that they take on the road trip contains the letters DNR which stands for Do Not Resuscitate. This is a legal order to allow natural death. See more »

Goofs

A scene at the beginning of the film shows Michael looking at a forum at a cancer research website. The address bar comes into frame revealing the address to be //Users/AngelJHerrera/Desktop/Puns/ micheal%20screens/Living%20With%20Terminal%20Illness.pdf. Revealing it is not a website and is a PDF file. The user, Angel Herrera, is the production designer of the film. See more »

Quotes

Andy: I love you too, Michael.
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Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: Us and Paddleton (2019) See more »

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The Real World
Written by Michael Collins, Alexander Brettin
Performed by Drugdealer
Courtesy of Domino Records
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The best depiction of male friendship on film
22 February 2019 | by maccas-56367See all my reviews

Probably one of the best depictions of male friendship on film, albeit a brutal assault on the emotions. But really, what do you expect from a cancer flick?

'Paddleton' felt incredibly realistic and authentic, perhaps in part to no dialogue being in the script. It really helped Duplass and Romano share an excellent onscreen chemistry - the latter who delivers what I consider the best performance of his career.

It made me laugh and its ability to find humour in the darkest of human experiences is something special. The film meanders along at its own pace, with occasional simple moments feeling devastatingly powerful at times - an untouched piece of pizza, a wristwatch alarm clock.

Despite all the great things about 'Paddleton', I just felt super depressed afterwards and that it perhaps didn't quite hit the mark for being something truly amazing.

"Fly to.. where guys don't hover, because that's where I live"


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Language:

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Release Date:

22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lompoc, California, USA See more »

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