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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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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

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

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,388, 9 May 2010
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Color

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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 »

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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 »

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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Burned by the Sun
Written by Patrick Noel
Performed by Beulah
Courtesy of Velocette Records
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A writer with writers block befriends a high schooler with problems of her own. WATCH THIS MOVIE!! I give it my first A+!!
18 January 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

A writer (Daniels) trying to start his second book and find himself meets a local high schooler (Stone) and a friendship is born. Richard (Daniels) has always been different, for one he's in his 40's and has an imaginary friend (Ryan Reynolds). His wife (Lisa Kudrow) drops him off at a house alone in hopes he will finally start his book. Not feeling inspired Richard rides to town and meets Abby (Stone). The mis-matched pair become fast friends and discover more about themselves in the process. I can not say enough good things about this movie. Emma Stone stole this movie, her acting was great and I expect to see awards in her future if she keeps this up. This movie has it all, great humor, writing, acting and is also very moving. Almost instantly you feel sorry for Richard and you really root for him the rest of the movie. Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds really make you feel for them and you are right there with them trying to give Richard the push he needs. The ending is unexpectedly touching and I actually got a little choked up. I honestly could go on all day about how much I liked this movie, it's just a shame movies like this one (where the plot and acting take center stage) don't get the audience they deserve while "Yogi Bear" gets all the attention it can get. Do yourself a favor and watch this, you won't regret it. First time ever...I give it an A+


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