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Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling (2009)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | Video 13 January 2009
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Zach and Ben have been best buddies since they were in grade school. They were those "two guys" that we all know, opposites, but still the same kid. Their friendship continued through High ... See full summary »

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Ellory Elkayem

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Stephen Mazur
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Cast

Cast overview:
Oliver James ... Ben
Kristopher Turner ... Zach
Rik Young ... Nigel
Madison Riley ... Earthchild / Heather
Jerry Rice ... Hal Gore
Amber McDonald Amber McDonald ... Thunderstorm
Cory Bossom Cory Bossom ... Young Ben
Derek Nolan Derek Nolan ... Young Zach
Madison Bontempo ... Young Heather
Robert Blanche ... Massey
Todd A. Robinson ... Overton (as Todd Robinson)
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Mrs. Bessler
Danny Belrose ... Bar Patron
Mason Knight Mason Knight ... Kyle
Will Cuddy ... Lyle
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Zach and Ben have been best buddies since they were in grade school. They were those "two guys" that we all know, opposites, but still the same kid. Their friendship continued through High School. Zach continually got them in trouble due to his carefree existence, and Ben was oblivious to everything as he became smitten by the girl of his dreams. Just as Ben got the nerve to pursue her, she moved out of the neighborhood, leaving Ben devastated for many years to come. Twelve years later, Ben & Zach, now in their mid-20's, still close friends, but have drifted apart due to making different choices in life. Ben is overworked and doesn't spend time doing the things he loves. He buries himself day and night in his work at a law firm. The only thing outside of work Ben has focused on is his life-long crush on the girl he met years ago in high school. Zach, an easy-going guy who enjoys everything he does, happily spends his days taking care of the elderly at a nursing home. Zach's only ... Written by Paramount Home Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Three guys. One chance. No plan.

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Mediocre at best
26 November 2009 | by chellethecat-1See all my reviews

I'll be the first to admit, I'm VERY tolerant when it comes to movies. I will watch almost anything at least once. This movie was no exception, and after the first movie (which I have to admit I liked) I figured there was no harm in watching this one.

I almost never say this... but, I wish I'd turned the channel. Seriously, that is saying a LOT for me. I willingly sit through movies that most people cannot stand. I knew from the start that this was not actually a sequel to the second as far as characters and events; but rather of concept and idea. I have no problem with that. My problem is, the things that made the first movie endearing to me (a halfway decent script, fairly likable characters, and a nice good feeling at the end) were completely missing from this one. Add in goofy CGI squirrels (such things have a proper time and place people, come on!) and it was bordering on unwatchable.

I will say, you just cannot blame this on the actors, because that part wasn't bad - the material they had to work WITH was the problem. This movie started off on the wrong foot with a shaky script. And the actors are really the only reason I've rated this even as high as I have.


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