Paper Man
Paper Man (2010)

Paper Man is a comedic drama about an unlikely friendship between Richard, a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby, a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth.… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 23, 2010
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ian Buckwalter

Aided by subtly wounded performances by Daniels and Stone, and a surprisingly affecting comic turn from Reynolds, Paper Man makes up for many of its shortcomings with an abundance of heart.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

What we have in this film is a whole lot of nothing, and the little that's there is irritating.

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Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine

Clever, quirky, and surprisingly affecting, Paper Man is a good reminder of what it takes to finally grow up.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The manipulations characters act out with each other are realistic, even if the overlong and not-nearly-twee-enough comedy built around them isn't, making for a movie whose script may have had more merit than its execution. Or not.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

We don't even get a real sense of what kind of writer Richard is, or even if he's any good. It does make a difference, after all, if the novel he can't write is worth writing. A bigger question: Was "Paper Man" worth making?

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Perri Nemiroff

Primarily charming and peculiarly funny, but dribbles on during the final portion of the film.

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

A big Twinkie stuffed with indie-film cliches and glazed with chiming emo guitars.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Ignore the story of Paper Heart ... Concentrate instead on the delightful performances.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A flimsy character ephemeral and forgettable as a sheet of paper carried off by a gust of wind.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A novelist with writers block, a failing marriage, and a superhero imaginary friend retreats to Montauk where meets a girl with her own issues. This is probably… More
Leigh Ryan
People and critics seemed to not like this movie, but I have had it on repeat for weeks now. I am head over heels in love with the cast and the direction. It… More
Manu Gino
A little imagination goes a long way This is fantastic indie movie and a strong directorial/writing debut for Kieran and Michele Mulroney. The casting is… More
Melvin White
Richard Dunn: What are we, Claire? Are we unhappy or are we just pretending to be unhappy?  "It's grow up time" I really like Paper Man. I… More
Cynthia S.
I was looking forward to seeing this movie, but I was rather disappointed. For whatever reason, the last half hour of this movie was much more enthralling than… More
Drake Tsui
If the viewer fails to connect or even relate to it's protagonist from the get-go then they'll immediately find little interest in this film. An… More