Last Stop for Paul
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Last Stop for Paul
Two buddies set out on a low-budget road trip that will take them around the world in this independent comedy drama. Charlie and Cliff are two close friends who work together selling bathroom supplies. Charlie loves to travel and spends as much time as he can seeing the world on the cheap; Cliff, however, gets nervous about the prospect of going far away from home, and while he often promises to tag along with Charlie, he never does it. However, when Charlie proposes that they go to Thailand for the annual Full Moon Party, the request coincides with the passing of Cliff's old buddy Paul.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This engaging, mostly improvised no-budget feature is based in part on Mandt's experiences, its loose narrative structure developing by chance as the duo encounter an assortment of characters on the road."
‑ Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader
"Mandt directs and acts with great zest and contagious, unpretentious good cheer."
‑ F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly
"Many of these are locals whom we see Mandt trying to teach to act in outtakes over the end credits, which are by far the best and funniest things in the movie."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"Nice crisp images, gives a rather realistic taste of one face of world travel - opportunity missed to display meaningful interactions with locals & larger spiritual aspects."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Well shot and edited despite its meager budget, Last Stop for Paul -- said to be based on a true story -- is good-natured, lightweight fun, although clichéd and more suited to DVD and cable than the big screen."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Terrifically shot, and brimming with equal parts snarky heart and the most well-duh insights since your college senior thesis."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Dying to see the world"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"It's an eye-opening ride and a totally enriching experience."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
"Simply an ingenious way of constructing a good film out of virtually nothing."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"Whatever comic misadventures he set out to commit to film on his shoestring budget, [director] Mandt proves again and again in Last Stop for Paul that he was ready when the time came."
‑ Chad Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
"The trouble is that the contrivances are so... contrived."
‑ Jessica Baxter, Film Threat
"What it lacks in polish it tends to make up in high spirits and good humor."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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