Written April 24, 2010
I was lucky enough (honored even) to see this marvelous film at the Hamptons Int. Film Fest., & participate in the postshow discussion hosted by director/screenwriter duo, the Mulroneys. Almost everyone in the theater was moved by the depth & exploratory range of the film: a poignant study of adolescence, cognitive regression, feminine instincts, boyish fantasy & the catalogue of challenges that impinge upon creative life, mostly of a neurotic variety. No one in attendance felt that the acting wasn't first rate (stunning performances by virtually all the main players, most notably Emma Stone & Lisa Kudrow, a heartbreakingly unjoinable "mother-daughter" pair), the authentic Montauk scenery unplumbed by cinematography (perfect for so literary a film), the storyline anything less than trenchant, mind-expansive, evocative of more than even this cosmopolitan audience could surmise. The directorial debut of these familiar & gifted screenwriters, Paper Man lingers long(ingly) in the memory.
Written April 25, 2010
LOVED this movie, it was a slow starter (but in a good way) and in the end I cared so much about the characters and was very moved by their struggles and their connections to each other. It was beautifully shot, with the actors were terrific.
Written April 29, 2010
this is a delightful film
Written April 26, 2010
interesting real emotional touching fun