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Without a PaddleWithout a Paddle sets three childhood pals -- Jerry (Matthew Lillard), Dan (Seth Green), and Tom (Dax Shepard), each developmentally delayed in his...Without a PaddleComedyPT99MPG-13Without a Paddle sets three childhood pals -- Jerry (Matthew Lillard), Dan (Seth Green), and Tom (Dax Shepard), each developmentally delayed in his...2004-08-25Rachel BlanchardChristina MooreBurt ReynoldsRachel Blanchard, Christina Moore, Burt Reynolds
Seth Green, Without a Paddle

(Without a Paddle: Simon Cardwell)

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Without a Paddle

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Rachel Blanchard, Christina Moore, Burt Reynolds; Director: Steven Brill; Author: Harris Goldberg, Jay Leggett; Release Date Wide: 08/20/2004; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season

Without a Paddle sets three childhood pals – Jerry (Matthew Lillard), Dan (Seth Green), and Tom (Dax Shepard), each developmentally delayed in his own special way – on a woodsy, ”Goonies”-esque treasure hunt to manhood. They make the usual pit stops (har-har homoeroticism, bears), but the boys’ relaxed buddy dynamic lifts the charm quotient above average. There are some genuinely clever moments of physical comedy, and the inevitable crudeness is offset by winning whimsy. Without has all the freshness of moldering Playboys stashed under a mattress, but it evokes what few boys-will-be-boys larks can: chumminess.

Originally posted August 25 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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