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Paddleton

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Offbeat dramedy has mature themes, some swearing.

Movie NR 2019 89 minutes
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Understated, with a low-keyed improvisational style, Ray Romano and Mark Duplass deliver complex, heartfelt performances in a simple story that defines an authentic friendship and intimate loss. With its leisurely pace, droll humor, and focus on two men who may be initially categorized as "losers," Paddleton may not appeal to all audiences. But Alex Lehmann and the two actors accomplish the rare feat of turning those antisocial underachievers into sympathetic, even heroic men. Ray Romano continues to delight in a role that capitalizes on his comic skills and reveals that he's a gifted actor as well.

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