Myles Aronowitz
Lisa Schwarzbaum
April 30, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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 an 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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