Without a Paddle Without a Paddle sets three childhood pals -- Jerry (Matthew Lillard), Dan (Seth Green), and Tom (Dax Shepard), each developmentally delayed in his own special… Without a Paddle Without a Paddle sets three childhood pals -- Jerry (Matthew Lillard), Dan (Seth Green), and Tom (Dax Shepard), each developmentally delayed in his own special… 2004-08-20 PG-13 PT99M Comedy Seth Green Matthew Lillard Rachel Blanchard Christina Moore Burt Reynolds
Movie Review

Without a Paddle (2004)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Seth Green, Without a Paddle | IS URSA MAJOR A PRISON NICKNAME? Three amigos (including Green, above) flounder when nature calls. Oh, the horror
Image credit: Without a Paddle: Simon Cardwell
IS URSA MAJOR A PRISON NICKNAME? Three amigos (including Green, above) flounder when nature calls. Oh, the horror
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 20, 2004; Rated: PG-13; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Seth Green and Matthew Lillard

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 Aug 25, 2004 Published in issue #781 Sep 03, 2004 Order article reprints
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