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Screener Squad: Paulie Go!

Paulie Go! Movie Review


Paulie Go (Ethan Dizon) is a child prodigy and high school senior who dreams of studying under Professor Chuck Shikenjanski (Bernard White), a pioneer in the field of AI and robotics. When his application to the Shikenjanski Institute is denied, an outraged Paulie impulsively steals a van and drives 2000 miles to confront the reclusive professor and change his mind. Paulie’s search leads him to a small town in Minnesota. There he meets local teenager Avery (Madison Wolfe) an avid fisher with her own boat and a fishing YouTube channel. Convinced that the professor lives in a house off one of the many lakes in the region, Paulie hires Avery as a guide. Once on the water, there’s plenty of time for these two kids to get to know one another. It’s in these quiet two-person scenes that the film shines, despite some genuinely unexpected elements in the final act. Coincidentally, this review is also a two-person affair. Despite having a smaller crew than usual, our reviewers T.C. and Marco still had plenty to say about this whimsical teenage comedy. Is Paulie Go a catch, or should you throw it back? Listen to find out.


DIRECTED BY: Andrew Nackman

STARRING: Ethan Dizon, Madison Wolfe, Bernard White, David Theune, Tracie Thoms, Corinne Chooey, Grace Olsen, Jacy King, Vaughn Meccod, L.J. Johnson, Deborah Tucker, Alan Johnson, James Robert Miller, Charles Hubbell, Rachel Sharp




T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)

T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.



Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.

“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”




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