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The Paper Store (2016)

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A revenge tale about a former college student who forges essays for cash, the client who becomes her lover, and their professor.


Nicholas Gray
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Stef Dawson ... Annalee Monegan
Penn Badgley ... Sigurd Rossdale
Richard Kind ... Prof. Marty Kane
Clifton Dunn ... Hooper
Caitlin Mehner ... Emily
Kenton Cummings Kenton Cummings ... Reynaldo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kepler Auguste Kepler Auguste ... Phil
Lex Friedman ... Snotty TA
Emma Adele Galvin ... Carla
Patrick Hogue ... Bishop
Toya Lillard Toya Lillard ... Josette
Rob Maitner Rob Maitner ... Dr. Uva
Johnny McKeown ... Joe
Katy Olson Katy Olson ... Cyn
Lev Pakman ... Joe's Buddy


A revenge tale about a former college student who forges essays for cash, the client who becomes her lover, and their professor.

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Anything worth having is worth cheating for.


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Penn Badgley received Jury Special Mention for Outstanding Leading Actor at the 2016 Manchester International Film Festival for his performance as Sigurd. See more »


The inside of Sigurd's house does not match the outside. See more »

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Makes one appreciate Richard Kind
13 March 2019 | by mancinibrownSee all my reviews

The Paper Store couldn't have been more boring if it tried. It's about a woman who writes college essays for students (hence The Paper Store, buying college papers), who gets bought by one student to write exclusively for it.

The first 20 minutes of the movie felt like an adult movie, with all the sex scenes taken out. The acting is on par with that. We see the couple meet, go back to his place, kiss, fade to black. This then repeats in a coffee shop, and again his place.

There is a storyline about her trying to get revenge on him, because he doesn't care enough, but the overall movie was so bad, and the delivery so atrocious, it was hard to care.

The one saving grace in the movie is Richard Kind, the professor giving the class she is writing the essays for. He brings some sort of credibility to the role, and rides the line of a professor who seems to care about his student, but really only cares about himself, quite well.

This movie devolves into a he said/she said but frankly I don't care either way.

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Release Date:

24 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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