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Paper Man

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Paper Man | MY HERO Jeff Daniels and his imaginary frenemy Ryan Reynolds in Paper Man
Myles Aronowitz

Paper Man

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
110 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/23/10
performer:
Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Lisa Kudrow, Ryan Reynolds
director:
Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney
author:
Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Ignore the story of Paper Man, a contrived hodgepodge of circumstances involving a failed novelist (Jeff Daniels), his successful surgeon wife (Lisa Kudrow), an imaginary superhero who has lived in the writer’s head since childhood (Ryan Reynolds), and a lively-but-sad local girl (Emma Stone). Concentrate instead on the delightful performances. A thespian shoutout goes to Reynolds (his hair bleached bright yellow for the gig) for his jaunty way with a cape, tights, and the hands-on-hip poses of superherodom. B-

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