Paper Man

Well done Kieran and Michele Mulroney, well done indeed.

I just watched “Paper Man”, an independent film that premiered last year, starring Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Lisa Kudrow and it was awkwardly amazing. From the simple subtleties such as how the camera caught the characters and framed the scenes, to the general quirkiness, to the script and the score, it was beautifully done and I very much enjoyed it.

“Paper Man” marks Kieran Mulroney’s directorial debut and if this film is a taste of what’s to come then keep them coming Mr Mulroney! Daniels’ and Stone’s lead performances and the relationship between the two of them is the core of the film. The story starts out with Daniel’s character, Richard Dunn, being driven out by his wife, Claire, (Kudrow) to a secluded, rented house in Sag Harbor, in order for him to be able to focus on writing his second book, following the failure of his first novel. *WOW long sentence*. Whilst Claire spends the weeks working in the city, Dunn remains at the house, accompanied by his imaginary friend, Captain Excellent (Reynolds). Long story short, Stone’s character, Abby, comes into the picture forms an unexpected and rather random relationship with Dunn…and so it begins.

It’s just a good film. In my opinion, it served up something a little different. I appreciated that it wasn’t your typical run-of-the-mill movie. I recommend it for sure. Check out the trailer (in a post I did back in April) below…but don’t expect it to be a HA-HA-HA comedy. There’s much more to it than that.


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