Paper Man | 2010

Drama, Comedy
A no-hit wonder of a novelist hires a teen to babysit him while he works on his next novel. As the two develop a friendship, they try to find the same joy in real life as they do in their imagination.

Cast

... Richard Dunne

Actor

... Captain Excellent

Actor

... Claire Dunne

Actor

... Abby

Actor

... Bryce

Actor

... Christopher

Actor

... Lucy

Actor

... Peter

Actor

Company

Artfire Films

Financier

Artfire Films

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

An unlikely friendship forms between Richard, a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby, a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth. Both are unsure, both are afraid to take firm steps forward, and both are looking for that special friend-that connection-to help guide them into the future. Since his childhood, Richard has mostly relied on the imaginary one that resides in his head-a costumed superhero known as Captain Excellent. At the urging of his wife Claire, Richard has moved to a Long Island beach community for the winter season in order to overcome his writer's block. There, Richard meets Abby and hires her as a weekly babysitter, even though he has no children. Their tenuous, new friendship is sparked by Richard's awe over Abby's homemade soup and Abby's enjoyment of Richard's writing and his attempts at Origami. As the season progresses and the warm, quirky friendship between Richard and Abby grows, the two begin to share with each other their dreams and life hardships. With the coming of spring, Richard and Abby discover there comes a time to let go of the imaginary friends of the past and to embrace the future as a new beginning-just as one would embrace a new and unique friendship.

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