Paper Man

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 2009
  • Running time: 110 min
Paper Man is an inspirational comedic drama about an unlikely friendship between Richard (Jeff Daniels), a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby (Emma Stone), a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier... read more
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Paper Man is an inspirational comedic drama about an unlikely friendship between Richard (Jeff Daniels), a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby (Emma Stone), a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth. Both are unsure, both are afraid to take firm steps forward, and both are looking for that special friend "that connection" to help guide them into the future. Since his childhood, Richard has mostly relied on the imaginary one that resides in his head, a costumed superhero known as Captain Excellent (Ryan Reynolds). At the urging of his wife Claire (Lisa Kudrow), Richard has moved to a Long Island beach community for the winter season in order to overcome his writer's block. There, Richard meets Abby and hires her as a weekly babysitter, even though he has no children. Their tenuous, new friendship is sparked by Richard's awe over Abby's homemade soup and Abby's enjoyment of Richard's writing and his attempts at Origami. As the season progresses and the warm, quirky friendship between Richard and Abby grows, the two begin to share with each other their dreams and life hardships. With the coming of spring, Richard and Abby discover there comes a time to let go of the imaginary friends of the past and to embrace the future as a new beginning, just as one would embrace a new and unique friendship.

Original Release

06/15/2009

US Release

06/15/2009

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Cast

Directors

Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney

Writers

Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney

Cast

Producers

Dan Fireman Executive Producer
Darin Friedman Executive Producer
Andrew Spellman Executive Producer
Lila Yacoub Executive Producer
Richard N. Gladstein Producer
Guymon Casady Producer
Ara Katz Producer
Art Spigel Producer

Editors

Sam Seig

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