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Paper Man (2009)

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A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

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A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his imaginary Superhero friend. Written by Anonymous

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A little imagination goes a long way See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 May 2014 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Tempo de Crescer  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,613 (USA) (23 April 2010)

Gross:

$15,388 (USA) (7 May 2010)
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Trivia

This is the 2nd movie in which Jeff Daniels (I) plays a character with the last name Dunn. In Dumb & Dumber (1994) he plays Harry Dunne. See more »

Goofs

Claire closes the car window after Abby approaches her. In the next shot when she drives away, you can see the window half open (1:33:00). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Richard and Claire arrive by car to a house]
Richard Dunn: Pictures didn't do it justice.
Claire Dunn: Oh!
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Burned by the Sun
Written by Patrick Noel
Performed by Beulah
Courtesy of Velocette Records
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When the world is in peril, When Evil surrounds you ...
28 August 2010 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

No matter your sex or what is your age difference, when you find a friend, if it is sincere, you have found one.

A one you can cherish, take care of, and don't listen to others prohibiting you of, because of rules and rules.

Hat's off to Writers, Directors, Jeff Daniels and Emma Stone. Emma, please give your DNA to a sort of preservation bank, perhaps we or our kids get a chance of having your clone as a friend or more if it worked out ;)

A small movie like this, playing with your imagination, emotions and feelings, up to this level? This must be either a proof to talents or something just ran off the normal Hollywood's crap line of production accidentally! /s

Want to witness real talent, feeling yourself in their place? Then this is your chance to appreciate a rare feel good movie, so real, you think you are Richard Dunn. (obviously I'm a male!)

I'm still looking back at the cupboard waiting the fantastic Ryan Reynolds as Captain Excellent to jump out of it!

I wish one day I could find a friend like Abby, giving some sense to my life.

Thank you for such a movie. These are the ones we support with our pockets not those 200 Gazillion Dollar ones targeted only for money and as empty as the popcorn box or the cola bottle at the end.

Open a bottle of wine, and taste this movie with, preferably a Friend.

Cheers!


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