Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling is a 2009 buddy comedy about two childhood friends reconnecting on road trip adventure. Ben (Oliver James) and Zach (Kristopher Turner) were best friends throughout high school, but their paths went in very different directions. Ben has become a workaholic lawyer and Zach has a more laid back existence as an aide at a senior center. When one of Zach's dying patients asks for his help locating her missing granddaughter and shows him a photo, Zach recognizes the girl of Ben's high school dreams, Heather (Madison Riley). Evidently, Heather joined an environmental group seven years ago and has not been seen since. Zach convinces Ben that he must take the chance on finding Heather and finally win her heart. The two buddies bring along Heather's cousin, Nigel (Rik Young), on their mission deep into the forest where they are out of their element among the hillbillies, drunkards and the vicious squirrels.