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A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.
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Eric Gilliland ...
UPS Guy
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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)  »

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Tempo de Crescer  »

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

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$15,388 (USA) (7 May 2010)
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Second film that Emma Stone and Lisa Kudrow appear in together; the other is Easy A (2010). See more »

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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 »

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[Richard and Claire arrive by car to a house]
Richard Dunn: Pictures didn't do it justice.
Claire Dunn: Oh!
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Broken Chair
Written by Sean Eden, Britta Phillips, Lee Wall & Dean Wareham
Performed by Sean Eden
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22 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not surprising that the critics didn't like this film. They always seem to miss the good ones.

I watched this film because Jeff Daniels was in it and I always enjoy his work. He was terrific as the neurotic writer, but Emma Stone owned this film. What an outstanding actor she is. I don't know what sort of training she had, but she's a natural. She becomes the character she plays. She is absolutely believable. This is the best work I've seen her do.

Ryan Reynolds was Excellent (as in Captain). His comic timing and demeanor was spot on.

Lisa Kudrow had a smaller part but was still terrific as the frustrated wife.

Thanks to Michele and Kieran Mulroney for the outstanding script and direction. Please do it again.


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