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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Kudrow ... Claire Dunn
Jeff Daniels ... Richard Dunn
Ryan Reynolds ... Captain Excellent
Emma Stone ... Abby
Kieran Culkin ... Christopher
Hunter Parrish ... Bryce
Eric Gilliland Eric Gilliland ... UPS Guy
Louis Rosario Louis Rosario ... Bryce's Posse
Conrad Wolfe Conrad Wolfe ... Bryce's Posse
Arabella Field ... Lucy
Chris Parnell ... Peter
Brian T. Finney ... Mike
Brian Patrick Russell ... Dave (as Brian Russell)
Jill Shackner ... Sophomore Girl
Violet O'Neill 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Tempo de Crescer See more »

Filming Locations:

Montauk, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,613, 25 April 2010

Gross USA:

$13,514

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,514
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds would later be voice actors for the movie The Croods (2013). 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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Bluebird of Happiness
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Heartwarmingly sublime
14 August 2010 | by vyperxxxSee all my reviews

Just finished watching Paper Man and I wanted to express what a great film I think this is. From beginning to end the movie is touching and full of sublime humor. Sometimes happy, and sometimes sad, the emotional weight leaves you feeling for all of the characters. Jeff and Emma turn in fantastic performances and Ryan's presence brought a smile to all of his scenes. Anyone who has ever felt a bit lost in life will instantly connect with this film, it is inspiring and reminds us that great movies can still be about the little things and characters in all of us. For a debut film, the directors are off to a great start, we need movies like this to remind us that film can still be an art, and does not always have to be about CGI blowouts.


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