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Paper Man (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  15 June 2009 (USA)
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A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

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Storyline

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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15 June 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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

From the outside Abby's house has just the second floor with two windows, while in interior scenes Abby lives in an attic with one window. It also looks much bigger from the inside than from the outside. 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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Pungle
Written by John DeServio
Performed by Cycle of Pain
Courtesy of Reform Records
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Surprisingly Good Movie
29 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing a preview for this movie once a while back and thought it looked interesting, but then I never heard about it again. While roaming through Netflix one night I came across it in my queue and decided to check it out and very glad that I did.

Paper Man is a very charming dramedy with excellent performances by Jeff Daniels and Emma Stone who form a unique friendship that fills the opposite voids each character has in their lives. The type of friendship they form could have easily been ruined by coming off too romantic, but both Daniels and Stone teeter the line of awkward and endearing perfectly to keep the dramatic aspects in a comedic tone.

Then there's Captain Excellent, the imaginary friend to Richard Dunn (Jeff Daniels) played by Ryan Reynolds. Captain Excellent is the sarcastic "voice of reason" to Dunn that leads to many comical exchanges between the two. The sarcastic tone of the character plays well into Ryan Reynolds' wheelhouse and, because of that, I really enjoyed Reynolds in this roll. I thought both he and Daniels were great playing off each other.

All in all, this is a very solid flick that I would definitely recommend you check out.


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