Paper Man Ignore the story of Paper Man , a contrived hodgepodge of circumstances involving a failed novelist (Jeff Daniels), his successful surgeon wife (Lisa Kudrow), an… Paper Man Ignore the story of Paper Man , a contrived hodgepodge of circumstances involving a failed novelist (Jeff Daniels), his successful surgeon wife (Lisa Kudrow), an… 2010-04-23 R PT110M Comedy Jeff Daniels Emma Stone Lisa Kudrow Ryan Reynolds
Movie Review

Paper Man (2010)

MPAA Rating: R
Paper Man | MY HERO Jeff Daniels and his imaginary frenemy Ryan Reynolds in Paper Man
Image credit: Myles Aronowitz
MY HERO Jeff Daniels and his imaginary frenemy Ryan Reynolds in Paper Man
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Apr 23, 2010; Rated: R; Length: 110 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Jeff Daniels and Emma Stone

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-

Watch the trailer

See all of this week's reviews

Originally posted Apr 28, 2010
Advertisement

From Our Partners