The Paper Reviews
"A behind-the-line look at work, marriage, and other forms of combat."
The Paper is a decent workplace, comedy/drama from Ron Howard that features a long and impressive cast. While this movie doesn't quite leap off the screen at you, it was still pretty good in it's own right. Normally Ron Howard tends to be pretty hit and miss, and with this one, it's right on the edge of being either hit or miss. It's not good enough to call it a clear success, but it is good enough to say that he didn't miss.
Henry is an editor at the New York Sun newspaper and he has a busy day ahead of him. He has an interview at the Sentinel, which is offering him a job that would pay more. He also is trying figure out how to put together a worthy cover story after missing on yesterday's. He has to fight time, a pregnant wife, a colleague, and still manage to get the paper out on time and make sure he's running the correct story.
While The Paper may come off as just another dull and unexciting workplace movie, I somehow found just enough enjoyment from it. It had just enough funny and smart parts to make up for a lot of dull and boring parts. The movie kind of plays like a lesser and lighter form of Broadcast News.
I'm gonna give this one a mild recommendation. The movie is most worth it for the cast. Although no one is giving one of the best performances of their careers, this huge and star studded cast makes seeing this movie worth it. Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei, Glenn Close, Randy Quaid, and many more faces you'll be sure to recognize.
He gets the chance to work at another newspaper place called the sentinel who is an upscale paper while his wife who use to be a newspaper reporter too is at home and is pregnant. But he Is stuck at What job he wants because he enjoys the adrenaline rush reporting of the sun. At the same time two black kids who just walked by a car that had two murdered guys in it are accused of the murder and Henry and his crew go out and look for evidence that the two guys are innocent. On top of this drama there us more because the top editor has cancer and the other editor learns why she is not popular because of her personality and among other things. For one thing I can say is wow what a great cast. You got Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Glenn close, Marisa tomei, randy quaid, and Catherine O'hara. Michael keaton who I am a big fan of and really enjoy his movies is really funny. Everyone was fun and all the characters capture your interest. It is a very funny comedy.This is the most fun you will have at watching a movie.