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A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.
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Dave (as Brian Russell)
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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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 May 2014 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Tempo de Crescer  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Second film that Emma Stone and Lisa Kudrow appear in together. The other being Easy A (2010) See more »


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 »


[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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24 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an inventive feature debut for this killer directing duo. Paper Man successfully manages to mix big concept with the feel of an intimate character driven film. A fun, inventive, drama told through a comic frame. Great performances from the whole star-studded cast. A well- observed, tightly knit spiral into a troubled man's psyche, the film takes off fast and doesn't stop until its surprising and tense conclusion. It's refreshing to see indie-style filmmaking coming from such an accomplished cast and crew. Thumbs up for an original and moving soundtrack. Thumbs up for unique concept. Thumbs up for a great, creative partnership from its creators. Netflix it. Amazon it. Enjoy it.

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