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Without a Paddle Film Review

The 2005 comedy adventure Without A Paddle stars Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shepard, Ethan Suplee, and Burt Reynolds. It is produced by Donald De Line. The director is Steven Brill.

The story follows three childhood friends who are brought back together after a fourth friend dies unexpectedly. Dan, Tom, and Jerry embark on an adventure after they discover that the deceased friend had pinpointed the location of D.B. Cooper’s $200,000 that had vanished with him back in 1971. The three friends are not well-prepared as the only food they bring is beer. Having spent the first night in a tree while being stalked by a bear, the boys fall down a waterfall and lose their canoe and most of their supplies. While wandering through the woods, they encounter a camp. Thinking the owners will help them, they approach it only to find out that it is a pot farm and the owners are not so friendly. While they are trying to escape, the trio accidentally sets fire to the marijuana crop. The pot farmers vow to hunt them down and kill them. Later on, the three come across two hippie girls who live in their tree call Earth Child. When the farmers catch up to them in the tree, they escape by swiping one of the pot farmer’s dirt bikes. Now, having left most of their clothes at the hippies’ tree, Dan, Tom, and Jerry are once again lost in the woods.

Without A Paddle reminds me of another movie with treasure hunting as its theme, The Goonies. This is a flick from the 1980’s centering around kids searching for a pirate’s treasure while trying to avoid capture by the evil Fetelli family. In Without A Paddle, Dan, Jerry, and Tom are searching for D.B. Cooper’s long lost treasure while trying to elude the pot farmers. On one side, The Goonies was mainly targeted at kids, while on the other side Without A Paddle was intended for adults. Without A Paddle, being made roughly twenty years after The Goonies, may have tried to target those same people who were kids when The Goonies came out.

At first glance, this film seems like another cheesy attempt by actors and writers to make some extra cash while sacrificing entertainment and quality. But, that is not the case at all. Without A Paddle has a great storyline with humorous and entertaining scenes. One particular scene that comes to my mind is the scene where Jerry, Tom, and Dan encounter the bear. When they first spot it, they run away scared. Dan trips and falls. His friends tell him to get in a fetal position but, instead of leaving him alone, the bear mistakes Dan for a cub and starts to lick him. The bear takes Dan to a nearby area and tries to get him to eat a dead squirrel. He is reluctant, but the animal forces him to eat it. Dan slowly begins to bite into the squirrel, saying “mmmm” while having a disgusted look on his face. When the bear isn’t looking, he throws the squirrel into the bush and tries to fool it into thinking that he ate it all.

To wrap, if a treasure hunting adventure with a lot of humor on the side appeals to you, then you will enjoy Without A Paddle.

Learn About Dora’s Adventures Through Dora the Explorer

If your kids love Dora the explorer that they watch it almost everyday, you can try to give them a new twist by showing them the Dora the explorer web site. If they are after more adventure, your kids will surely love to take a look at Dora the explorer web site.

This website features the adventures of Dora and her friends. Your kids can get a lot from the web site like wallpapers, photos, puzzles, stories, character details and other new updates. If your child is willing to learn a lot of things, the site can be a perfect training ground.

Kids can practice their reading skills and comprehension when they visit the site. It will also open up great ideas and views, draw imagination in their minds and be able to apply it in real life situation. It also features puzzles and games, which kids will surely enjoy as if they were watching it on television but in a different view.

If your child adores Dora, she can play games and puzzles and feel as if she was Dora the explorer. This will boost your child’s interaction and reasoning ability. She will also be able to practice her listening, reading and interactive skills, which she can only get from the website.

Your child can also view a lot of wallpapers and photos of Dora the Explorer while she is on her adventure. Your child will find out that everything that she saw in the television can still be viewed from the online site just the way it was played before.

It also have a list of CD’s and DVD’s if you want to buy the favorite episode which your child has been craving to see over and over again. You can choose from the several episodes and have your kids to watch it at any time of the day.

It is also a good site to look for items, toys, school bags and a lot of stuffs. If your child is a fan of Dora the explorer, she might want to have the Dora’s backpack to put her things on and bring to school. This might help her have interest in going to school and also fixing her things.

The Dora’s backpack will make her feel like she is always out for a new adventure in school everyday. You can also let them choose their favorite toy via the web site. If your child likes to buy Dora the explorer stuffs, you can easily buy it online and have it delivered to your house as soon as you have paid for it.

Your child can choose from a lot of stuffs by viewing them clearly in the Dora the explorer web site with the prices along with every product. If you are quite lucky, you can get a Dora the explorer toy or item for free in the websites. If not, you can buy them at discount prices, which your kids will surely love.

Learning can be fun and easy especially if you let them visit the Dora the explorer web site.