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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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Bryce
Eric Gilliland ...
UPS Guy
Louis Rosario ...
Bryce's Posse
Conrad Wolfe ...
Bryce's Posse
Arabella Field ...
Lucy
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Peter
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Mike
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Dave (as Brian Russell)
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Sophomore Girl
Violet O'Neill ...
Makeout Girl
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,613, 25 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,388, 9 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 is Easy A (2010). 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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Soundtracks

Gotta Have You
Written by Johnny Spampinato
Performed by The Incredible Casuals
Courtesy of Eat Records
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Sentimentally Compelling
24 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw "Paper Man" recently in the favor of seeing Jeff Daniels act in a newer movie. And it is a job well done.

This is fantastic indie movie and a strong directorial/writing debut for Kieran and Michele Mulroney. The casting is interesting and diverse adding in the likes of Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, and Kieran Culkin (who may I add surprised me very much). Each actor turns in their roles well for what they're meant to be. And I must say the film explores many intriguing concepts of one's mind, suggesting also how two people can be so different in age and still relate to how the other is feeling. It is heartfelt and very sentimental. The friendship between Daniels and Stone is sweet and quite emotionally driven. The roles of Reynolds and Culkin add another level to the movie's superiority because they change the film from being "your everyday drama among friends and family" to a individualistic adventure for one's identity in the cruel place that is the world.

**A twist toward the end made me give this movie another bonus. It was unpredictable (at least for me) and allowed everything to tie together.

It's definitely above average and a movie I plan on watching many more times in the future. Plus, Jeff Daniels always hands in a great act.


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