Fresh and endlessly entertaining, this romantic screwball-comedy marked Hugh Jackman's feature film debut.
In Paperback Hero
he delivers a stellar performance as a country truck driver turned best-selling author, ("He's hard, tough, and doesn't give a XXXX for anything... except romantic novels"). Cue love interest Claudia Karvan; together they're a match made in screen heaven.
Under Bowman's assured and well-paced direction, the two charismatic leads capture the script's boisterous tone and run with it to great effect.
"A winner from start to finish - a film with a big, big heart." Urban Cinefile