Paperback Hero (1999)

  |  Comedy, Romance

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An Australian truck driver writes romance novels. His engaged, tomboyish, crop duster best friend's name, Ruby Vale, is unasked used as author. Complications arise when his novel takes off. Will they remain friends or...?



  • Hugh Jackman in Paperback Hero (1999)
  • Hugh Jackman and Claudia Karvan in Paperback Hero (1999)
  • Hugh Jackman in Paperback Hero (1999)
  • Claudia Karvan in Paperback Hero (1999)
  • Paperback Hero (1999)
  • Hugh Jackman and Claudia Karvan in Paperback Hero (1999)

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16 October 2002 | lady_of_atlantis_dk
| Typical, but heart warming romantic comedy!
Well, finally I have had the pleasure of watching "Paperback Hero", and I like this movie a lot. At first some of the characters may seem a little superficial and stereotypical, but soon you'll learn that there is a lot more to all of them than what first meets the eye, and the actors are all doing a great job in making the complexity of their individual personalities shine through. The story is cute over all, and the movie holds some great laughs as well. Paperback Hero is one of your typical romantic comedies, but it leaves you with a warm, happy feeling inside!

I have rated this movie 9 of 10.

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