‘Paddleton’: Netflix Movie Release Date, Plot, Cast and Trailer

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February has been a very busy month for Originals on Netflix, and that isn’t stopping anytime soon. Arriving later this month is the charming comedy Paddleton. Taking a slice out of life you may have to get the tissues ready for this tale of Bromance. Here’s all the info you need on Paddleton. We have the plot, cast, trailer, and release date for you below.

Paddleton is an upcoming Netflix Original comedy-drama created by Alex Lehmann and Mark Duplass. The film debuted at the Sundance Festival at the start of February and has already been well-received by critics. Actor Mark Duplass and director Alex Lehmann are the brains behind this slice-of-life film. In fact, the production company behind the development of the film actually belongs to Mark Duplass and his brother Jay, who also served as a producer for Paddleton.

Everything We Know: Paddleton

What’s the plot?

The official synopsis is as follows:

An unlikely bromance between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Suddenly facing their mortality, the two friends, who spend their free time playing a game they made up called Paddleton, decide to go on a trip.

Who’s in the cast?

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before?
Michael Mark Duplass Zero Dark Thirty, Tammy, The Lazarus Effect
Andy Ray Ramano Ice Age, Funny People, The Big Sick
Judy Alexandra Billings Grey’s Anatomy, ER, Valley of Bones
Stewart Matt Bush Trouble with the Curve, Halloween II, Adventureland
Olive Sierra Fisk Transformers
David Kadeem Hardison White Men Can’t Jump, Made of Honor, Showtime
Master Liu Bjorn Johnson How to Train Your Dragon 2, Beerfest, Chuck

Review Scores So Far

Paddleton debuted at the Sundance Festival on the 1st of February. So far, the critics have loved it! At the time of writing, the current scores stand as:

  • IMDb: 8.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
  • Metacritic: 80%

Infamously a lot of Netflix films have been panned by critics in the past so it’s great to see a Netflix film receiving a lot of praise.

What’s the runtime of the movie?

The film is 89 minutes long!


Netflix has had a trailer out for a little while now. Upon first look, the film looks like a very sincere and great slice-of-life comedy!

Netflix Release Date

Paddleton will arrive on Netflix on the 22nd of February.

Will Paddleton be on Netflix everywhere?

The film is going to be released worldwide as an Original. Therefore, all regions will be available to stream.

Are you looking forward to Paddleton? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.