Now, you need to know and appreciate John Boorman's thriller classic 'Deliverance' in order to get the full implications of this scene and countless others in 'Without a Paddle'. These kind of noisy, moronic comedies always seem better suited to the anarchic, rough-around-the-edges feel that made so many 80s comedies much more endearing, leaving Without A Paddle a little lacking in genuine fun or energy. Otherwise, the track delivers as-expected. After discovering a map left behind, they decide to follow its course to claim the loot. When one of them dies in a para-sailing accident, the remaining three Green, Lillard, and surprisingly funny newcomer Dax Shepard decide to take one last adventure to find some hidden treasure they were obsessed with as children that seems to be hidden in the woods somewhere. Now with the map Billy left behind and a cereal box compass, Dan, Jerry and Tom decide to fulfill their friend's dream and go on acanoe trip to find Cooper's cash. The results are a calamity and full of more danger and intrigue than they had ever planned on.
Good movie to watch when bored It's Deliverance meets Road Trip! Childhood friends Dan Green , Tom Shepard , and Jerry Lillard are reunited when Billy, the fourth of their closely-knit group, dies. It is really well written, not just the one-liners, but also the situations as such and the exposition and development of material. . It isn't long before things begin to spiral out of control. Women who don't shave their legs! The disc was ejected from the player and re-inserted for verification, and the problem remained.
With horrible and sometimes hilarious turns of fate, the trio experience a canoeing adventure like none other including run-ins with wild animals, marijuana farmers, and crazy mountain men. For those under my age, probably will not understand the story if in fact they do not know the event actually is a true story event that they made an excellent comedy about. There's nothing complex about the story, the film sees only a handful of special effects, and most of it plays about as lighthearted and innocent as anything out there -- and this is exactly why it works as well as it does. I'd recommend buying it, especially for these low prices on eBay. The low end only comes to life once or twice, an explosion heard near the end of the film delivering the goods and serving as one of the more lively moments.
Characters smoke and drink beer, other characters are drug dealers, and getting stoned is played for humor. First noted around the 19-minute mark, dialogue is clearly a good half-second ahead of mouth movements. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter. Your enjoyment of Without A Paddle is going to depend upon whether or not you like Seth Green and Matthew Lillard. Colors impress, too, the many greens of the grass, trees, and foliage appearing bold and natural. This story is not true but is so hilarious you will laugh for hours as you never know, it could be what really happened to Db Cooper!! Minimal wear on the exterior of item. It's also snappily edited and stuffed with picture-esque woodland scenery with New Zealand standing in for Oregon naturally and a fast succession of efficient chases and stunts.
Personally, I've always thought Green was funny and thought Lillard was a slightly less obnoxious version of David Arquette. Green, Shepard, and Lillard make for a solid trio, coming together and playing longtime best friends with a believable air that, perhaps more than any other aspect, sells the film and allows it to rise above expectations. No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. The actors all shine, especially young Dax Shepard as the loser type of the three buddies in their late 20s that go camping and looking for a buried treasure in a canoe up Spirit River. The track features a slight bit of ambience, primarily heard across the front. Most impressive are the frayed, dirty clothes worn by the drug runners; the grease, tears, and general grime that cover them appears clearly visible and lifelike in close-up shots.
This movie is pretty funny for teens and immature people. Without a Paddle represents filmmaking at its most basic. As to the pluses, the track features about what one might reasonably expect of a Comedy on Blu-ray. The huge surprise is that the gags are relatively 'tasteful', for want of a better word. The reason they finally decide to go on it is because their friend Billy died, and they wanted to take the trip for Billy.
Perfect for any comedy lover. Without a Paddle works because the humor plays in context of the story; rarely is it forced into the film for the sake of a cheap laugh. Dan is a germ-phobic doctor who would rather spend his time anywhere but in the wilderness, but the recently dumped Jerry and down-on-his-luck Tom are intent on fulfilling their friend's lifelong dream; and so begins the trio's journey. Seth Green, Matthew Lillard and Dax Shepard star in this offbeat comedy as childhood friends whose lives have drifted apart but must reunite following the sudden death of a fourth friend. The estimate release date is January 2005.
So, of course hi-jinks and mishaps ensue involving a bear, some rapids, a couple of hillbilly pot growers, some hot, hairy, female eco terrorists living in a tree, and Burt Reynolds. That being: Love what your life has become and quit living in the past once you've hit thirty. In fact, with Liar Liar director Steve Brill at the helm or should that be at the paddle? Well, you've probably already made up your mind whether you're going to find Without a Paddle comic gold or not. Without a Paddle 2004 Without a Paddle Blu-ray offers solid video and decent audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release When childhood buddies Dan, a successful but neurotic doctor; Jerry, a business high-flier on the edge of burnout; and Tom,a Harley-riding wild child; reunite in Oregon at their friend Billy's funeral, their reunion kicks off more than a little nostalgia. There they meet up with wild man Burt Reynolds, who was acclaimed for his performance in the original 'Deliverance', actually the character that Shepard inherited in this 'remake'. In terms of comparison it isn't as good as, say, Road Trip itself hardly the greatest movie in the world , but it remains just about passable viewing to while away a brain-free Saturday afternoon.
That's no substitute for a decent, well-written script of course, but you don't expect miracles here. The film knows its place, doesn't overstep its boundaries, offers up some solid humor that works nicely and doesn't completely offend the sensibilities, and tells a predictable but nevertheless fun story that does manage to speak on the importance of friendship and the ties that bind in both life and death. It has a lot of crazy humor in it, like a scene where 3 grown men are forced to snuggle together in their underwear in a wet cave, in order to stay warm. The results are a calamity and full of more danger and intrigue than they had ever planned on. The call of the wild. A woman's unshaven leg is supposed to be as scary as Sasquatch.
Tom, Jerry, and Dan's reminiscence of Billy gives to the film a soul, and for a character the audience barely knew, the death actually means something thanks to both good writing and good acting in selling the plot device. Not bad for a movie that wasn't so great. Director: Writers: , , , , , Starring: , , , , , Producer: » Without a Paddle Blu-ray Review This decent Nature Comedy is worth a rent. However, the previews appealed to the baser side of my humor - so I put it in my Netflix queue. Of course, what would a wilderness expedition be without raging rapids, a towering waterfall, beautiful but hairy hippy chicks, and an encounter with a menacing mountain man Burt Reynolds. Social Behavior Mean-spirited humor throughout.