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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Paper Man

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A wanna-be novelist (Jeff Daniels) with an imaginary friend (Ryan Reynolds) befriends a teenager (Emma Stone) as he tries to overcome his writers' block and his general fear of being alive.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Lisa Kudrow, Ryan Reynolds, Kieran Culkin, Hunter Parrish

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketStop! It seems I've stumbled into yet another indy film that's just trying to be quirky for quirk's sake.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Since you're probably not going to see this, I'll just tell you the one brilliant joke this movie offers. When they're trying to come up with book titles, one of the suggestions on the list is "Memoir of an Amnesiac." Now that's a movie I'd like to see!

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: I'll tell you what's not brilliant, the title they actually agreed was brilliant. It was Paper Man.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: This script was developed through the prestigious Sundance Labs. I've said it before and I'll say it again: the good people at Sundance have really bad taste.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Emma Stone is really a great actress, and I think I finally figured out why her weird little face is so damn cute-- she looks like a Japanese anime. And Hunter Parrish, who's also a pretty face, seems totally uncomfortable in the skin of a low-class Long Islander.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: The first shot of Ryan Reynolds, the imaginary friend, showing up is done brilliantly. I only wish the husband and wife co-writing/directing team of Michele & Kieran Mulroney (brother of Dermot) had put that much thought into each of the times he shows up, because sometimes it comes off kinda shlocky.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: Look, I've got nothing against quirkiness, in fact, I love it, but the dialogue and character choices still have to make sense to a normal person. I asked myself, "Why would that person do that?!" way too many times. BTW, guess who's writing the sequel to Sherlock Holmes?

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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Anonymous said...

Hilarious reviews! Why is it more fun to read about the red light movies than the yellows or greens? Nice work. Dan

Monique Elisabeth said...

When I give a red light, I think of you.

Kenny Wyland said...

That is the single most frightening image of Ryan Reynolds I have ever seen.

Monique Elisabeth said...

You only feel that way because you haven't seen the rest of the film.

Reel Whore said...

I had to read this when i saw the platinum blonde Reynolds.

I can't believe a movie with Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and my oh so lovable Emma Stone could suck so badly. I want bigger and better things for all of them. :-(

Monique Elisabeth said...

We all want better for them... But it's coming soon.