Without A Paddle 2004 PG-13 CC

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(123) IMDb 5.9/10
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After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood promise by going on a camping expedition for the lost D.B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Starring:
Matthew Price, Andrew Hampton
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

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Without A Paddle

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Mystery, Comedy
Director Steven Brill
Starring Matthew Price, Andrew Hampton
Supporting actors Jarred Rumbold, Carl Snell, Antony Starr, Dax Shepard, Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Nadine Bernecker, Danielle Cormack, David Stott, Bonnie Somerville, Scott Adsit, Morgan Reese Fairhead, Liddy Holloway, Mia Blake, Bruce Phillips, Kate Harcourt, Ray Baker, Gregory Cruz
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Very funny movie.
Shortbusharry
This was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.
Pimpette352
Not a bad movie, just not a good movie, either.
S. A. Johnson

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Genesis on March 9, 2005
Format: DVD
Okay. You probably won't take my advice, but I'll give it to you anyway; BUY THIS MOVIE. It is absolutely, 100 % mindless entertainment, but it's worth it! I saw it a couple of days after it came out, and fell in love. I went back to see it three more times, and bought it as soon as it came out on DVD. I even bought the poster, which I've never done for any other movie or television series. That's all there is to it!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By sally smith on February 13, 2006
Format: DVD
OK for kids over 10

This was fun. Not deep, kinda silly, but I laughed out loud several times, and that is good enough for me.

3 best friends go on a treasure hunt out in the beautiful North West, meeting up with a bear, a couple motley pot growers(Abe Benrubi from ER, and Ethan Suplee, from The Butterfly Effect) and a real mountain man, Burt Reynolds.

The money is what they're after, but they find more. Friendship, life, and true values, amongst other things.

My sweetheart, Norman and I snuggled on the sofa and watched this while eating leftover salmon. Was nice to relax, no swearing or nudity - so it's OK for the kidlets. Probably not wee kids, but, over 10 or 12.

Good fun. Not terribly serious, but, isn't that nice once in a while? I think so!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sammy88 on May 18, 2005
Format: DVD
This is by far the best buddy whacky wild adventure of the year. It was not only a laugh out loud comedy but in a way a story that makes you think of your own life and if your living it to the fullest. I found the three main characters (Seth Green ,Dax Sherped, Matthew Lillard ) to be extremely likable characters and it really gave you the sense that they where all really good friends. I found that how theses old friends come back together after one of their close friends dies, which makes them embark on this treasure hunt of adventure. The movie itself is very pleasing and if you in for a warm-hearted flick this is the one to bring you on the wild river.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Whistlingdixiee on January 22, 2005
Format: DVD
I went to see this movie thinking it was going to be funny. I was right! This movie had me laughing all the way through, from the bear attack to the weed farm to the Earth-child tree house, this movie lived up to my expectations and then some.

When their friend Billy dies on one of his many adventures, Jerry, Tom, and Dan go back to Oregon and encounter their old tree house with all their childhood memorabilia. They find a box with relics they put in that was not supposed to be removed until they found DB Cooper's treasure. Supposedly he parachuted into the woods with a bunch of stolen cash but was never seen since. Billy had even marked out the trip on a map and had wanted to go with the guys on a camping trip the previous summer, but none of them could make it. Tom was detained in Mexico. So, to honor their friend, and despite Dan's "I'm Dr. Mott now!" objection, the three decide to follow Billy's map and finally search for DB's treasure.

The trip starts out with a pit stop in a very run-down town. Using Dan's satellite cell phone, Jerry runs into some trouble with his girlfriend, who is tired of waiting for him to settle down. Once they barely escape from a shariff with no teeth, it's off into the woods to christen a red canoe, much to a Native American's dismay. "Thanks for breaking glass where my kids play." Smoothe, Jerry, whose response was, "...oh."

When they finally land for the night, things go fine until Tom decides he wants to fish by "flashing them". Dan bets $1000 and his left, well, anyway, he bets he can't do it. The first fish Jerry and Dan forget to catch out of stupidity, but the second was out of fear of the bear that Tom doesn't notice until Jerry starts taking off his shoes.
"You can't outrun that bear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emily J. Morris VINE VOICE on May 10, 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'm almost sad to say that this is a college favorite of mine. I remember originally seeing this in theatres with my roommates, and subsequently the DVD became a regular weekend event. Yes, it's stupid movie humor as to be expected by this particular set of actors, but gosh darn it I like it! If it makes anyone feel any better, a slice of history is used to explain the trip through the Oregon wilderness--which of course leads to the wilderness survival nightmare that is this movie. Still, it's fun and it has a bit of heart, so that is why I love it so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Einsatz on February 15, 2011
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Just another buddy road trip; 3 idiots in search of D. B. Cooper....over 3 decades after the fact! But, whatever, any excuse to throw 3 hapless 'friends' in one danger filled wilderness adventure after another: an overly friendly bear, rapids complete with a waterfall, and 2 killer pot farmers.
The humor is skewed so that most of the bad/funny things happen to the poor little guy (Seth Green). Throughout, I kept wondering why these 3 were friends, they treat each other abominably (through constant ridicule and cruelty, bullying). I know I wouldn't put up with it.
Sight gags abound, yes, excrement is involved. And besides a lovely couple of tree huggers, there's Burt Reynolds as a hermit. Why not, they tried everything else.
I'm ashamed to admit I laughed a couple of times.
It's pretty much what you'd expect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tsuyoshi on December 8, 2005
Format: DVD
Mix the premise of `City Slickers' with the silliness of any recent Hollywood comedies released for summer season, and then you get `Without a Paddle.' The story is awfully predictable, the gags are not so funny, and most curiously there's no chemistry between three actors (each talented though), but `Without a Paddle' remains a passable comedy throughout thanks to the genuinely likable characters.

`Without a Paddle' is a kind of comedy of which content you can tell by looking at its story, cast, poster, 2 minute trailer, and the title. Matthew Lilard, Seth Green, and Dax Shepard go to the mountains in order to find the treasure (or stolen money) supposedly hidden by a famed thief one D. B. Cooper. There is canoeing, close encountering with a bear, meeting with two hippie women, etc. all indicating nothing original during the course of about 100 minutes. There is even a `Those were the days' section using home video clips trying to give pathos, and the filmmakers are brave enough to even add a `meaning of life' message to the comedy with the appearance of Burt Reynolds, who appears with a thick beard.

For all its uninspired script and direction, the film has good moments due to the cast. Seth Green, who perfectly knows the right timing to be funny, proves again that he can do great comic turn without making it too silly. Lilard (unusually subdued for him) is also good, and so is newcomer Dax Shepard. But for all good works from each of them, the three characters as a whole do not convince me as three old friends since childhood. The story about their friendship falls flat, which only help make the lack of originality in the film's numerous gags - jokes about pot, homosexuality, or toilet humor and so on - more obvious than otherwise.
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