The Mundane as Extraordinary in Alex Lehmann’s ‘Paddleton’

Ever since his role in The Big Sick in 2017, Ray Romano seems to have made a comeback and proven to audiences that he can play both comedy and drama in equal measure. Netflix’s Paddleton allows him to prove this yet again, cast alongside indie film veteran Mark Duplass.

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This is the second film that director Alex Lehmann has worked on with Mark Duplass, having released Bluejay in 2016—which is also labeled as a Netflix original. Mark and Jay Duplass have been powerhouse producers of the independent cinema scene for years now, and it was announced just last year that Netflix would have the screening rights to their next four films, with Paddleton being the first of that contract.

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‘Tully’ Smashes Hollywood’s Glamorous Image of Motherhood

The cinematic duo Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, with their previous work together on Juno and Young Adult, are back in a brilliant return to form. Tully is a ruthlessly raw, unfiltered, and intimate look at motherhood, with all of its breast pumps and diaper bags. Reitman’s lens and Cody’s thoughtfully satirical screenplay deliver the harsh truths of parenting and mental illness.

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