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Paddleton (2019)

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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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Friends ... Forever? 'Paddleton' Leads Dissect the Film

Mark Duplass and Ray Romano, stars of the 2019 Sundance film Paddleton, explain why their story isn't one told often on the big screen.

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Credited cast:
Mark Duplass ... Michael
Ray Romano ... Andy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexandra Billings ... Judy
Yolanda Bolden Yolanda Bolden ... Background
Matt Bush ... Stewart
William Candela William Candela ... Background
Hannah Chaney Hannah Chaney ... Background
Harry Dej Harry Dej ... Background
Shirley Dej Shirley Dej ... Background
Sierra Fisk ... Olive
Lynnann Gartner Lynnann Gartner ... Background
Kenneth Giles Kenneth Giles ... Background
Holly Griswold Holly Griswold ... Background
Kadeem Hardison ... David
Robert Hargreaves Robert Hargreaves ... Background


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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This is why I go to movies
4 February 2019 | by calinolanSee all my reviews

I had the privilege of watching the world premiere at Sundance. It's a poignant story of friendship between two men who have chosen to live a simple, uncomplicated life. At first I felt sad for these characters, who seemed to be just existing. But as the story moved along, what at first seemed mundane became a sense of comfortable routine. When faced with a terminal diagnosis for Michael, the pair embarks on a stoic journey through his final chapter. Along the way they reveal parts of themselves that were previously muted. Watching them maneuver the stages of grief, while knowing what the final outcome will be is heart wrenching. By the final scenes I was openly sobbing. The performances by Mark Duplass and Ray Romano pulled out a whole gamut of emotions. I found myself at various times laughing out loud, occasionally slightly uncomfortable, unendingly empathetic, and often sad. This is why I love movies, especially ones as beautifully made as this.

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