Paddleton (2019)


An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (IMDb)
In its low-key indie drama construction it doesn’t break any new ground but it sure broke my heart–can’t remember the last time I cried that many sad tears from a movie (see the climactic scene in the bedroom). The quirky central friendship is very touching, and is expertly and lovingly portrayed over the smart screenplay’s short time period (though I’m not sure I liked how the denouement shifted the focus away from it). Beautifully acted (Romano is particularly brilliant as the awkward Andy).
8/10 (Great)

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