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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
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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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It's grow-up time. 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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This is the 2nd movie in which Jeff Daniels plays a character with the last name Dunn. In Dumb and Dumber (1994) he plays Harry Dunne. 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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Driftwood
Written and Performed by Mark McAdam
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Surprisingly Good Movie
29 October 2012 | by 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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