Paper Man (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1 May 2014 (South Korea)
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A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Gilliland ...
Louis Rosario ...
Bryce's Posse
Conrad Wolfe ...
Bryce's Posse
Arabella Field ...
Brian Patrick Russell ...
Dave (as Brian Russell)
Sophomore Girl
Violet O'Neill ...
Makeout Girl


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 »


Comedy | Drama

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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 »


Richard's first beer is draft perfect, then the bartender holds a bad beer in his hands. In the next shot, it is perfect again. The next shot shows the bad beer again, and then it even dies completely (and there's less beer) in Richard hands, only to be perfect again when he takes his first sip. 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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Written by Johnny Spampinato
Performed by The Incredible Casuals
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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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