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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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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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Soundtracks

I Wanna Play Loud
Written by John Spampinato (as Johnny Spampinato)
Performed by The Incredible Casuals
Courtesy of Iddy Biddy
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When the world is in peril, When Evil surrounds you ...
28 August 2010 | by RainbowCastelSee all my reviews

No matter your sex or what is your age difference, when you find a friend, if it is sincere, you have found one.

A one you can cherish, take care of, and don't listen to others prohibiting you of, because of rules and rules.

Hat's off to Writers, Directors, Jeff Daniels and Emma Stone. Emma, please give your DNA to a sort of preservation bank, perhaps we or our kids get a chance of having your clone as a friend or more if it worked out ;)

A small movie like this, playing with your imagination, emotions and feelings, up to this level? This must be either a proof to talents or something just ran off the normal Hollywood's crap line of production accidentally! /s

Want to witness real talent, feeling yourself in their place? Then this is your chance to appreciate a rare feel good movie, so real, you think you are Richard Dunn. (obviously I'm a male!)

I'm still looking back at the cupboard waiting the fantastic Ryan Reynolds as Captain Excellent to jump out of it!

I wish one day I could find a friend like Abby, giving some sense to my life.

Thank you for such a movie. These are the ones we support with our pockets not those 200 Gazillion Dollar ones targeted only for money and as empty as the popcorn box or the cola bottle at the end.

Open a bottle of wine, and taste this movie with, preferably a Friend.

Cheers!


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