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Good On Paper - What We Know So Far

Everything looks like it's ready for Netflix's upcoming romantic comedy, "Good on Paper," to land on the streaming service this summer.

The film was written by and will star Iliza Shlesinger, the stand-up comedian who got her start when she won Season 6 of the NBC competitive reality show "Last Comic Standing" in 2008. Shlesinger has enjoyed a long relationship with Netflix ever since, having produced five comedy specials with the streaming service, starting with 2013's "War Paint." "Good on Paper" is both the first film that the comedian stars in and the first feature film that she has written, and her fans can expect the same sharp style of humor from the movie as they have seen in her stand-up.

"Good on Paper" will also mark the film directorial debut of Kimmy Gatewood, another stand-up comedian and a cast member on Netflix's "GLOW." With that much talent behind the project, there's a lot to be excited about. Here's everything we know about the release date, cast, and plot of "Good on Paper."

What is the release date of Good on Paper?

Fans of Iliza Shlesinger don't have to guess when they'll be able to see their favorite comedienne star in the movie she wrote – "Good on Paper" is premiering on Netflix on June 23, 2021.

The streaming service hasn't made any announcements about the film premiering in theaters at this point, so it's likely that anyone who wants to catch the movie will only have the opportunity to do so on Netflix. Even so, this is excellent news for anyone worried that the project might have been stuck in limbo, considering that barely a year ago, the film was in production by Universal Pictures but still didn't have a title, according to IndieWire.

The June 23 release date for "Good on Paper" puts it right in the middle of Netflix's packed summer lineup of great new movies and TV shows, so fans should add the film to their watchlist to make sure they don't miss it.

Who is in the cast of Good on Paper

Obviously, at the front and center of "Good on Paper" will be its star and writer, Iliza Shlesinger, who plays Andrea Singer, a stand-up comedian. Accompanying her is Margaret Cho, who is also well known for her long stand-up career, as well her appearances in films such as "Face/Off," "It's My Party," and was recently in "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming." While it is unclear whether Cho will also appear as a standup in the "Good on Paper," she will play a friend and confidant to Shlesinger.

The only other character whose name has been confirmed is Dennis, played by Ryan Hansen, who is best known for appearing in one of the most underrated shows of the last 15 years, "Party Down," as well as parts in "Veronica Mars," and "2 Broke Girls." Dennis serves as the love interest for Andrea, whose straight-laced ways seem a little too good to be true.

Rounding out the cast is "The Mindy Project" regular Rebecca Rittenhouse, "Orange Is the New Black" cast member Matt McGorry, "The Bachelorette" contestant Tyler Cameron, and model Taylor Hill.

What is the plot of Good on Paper about?

Thanks to a solid synopsis provided by Netflix and the arrival of the official trailer for "Good on Paper," fans have a pretty good idea of what they can expect to set up the film's plot. Iliza Shlesinger plays Andrea Singer, a 34-year-old stand-up comedian who meets mild-mannered Yale alumnus Dennis, played by Ryan Hansen.

The two begin a relationship, but Andrea soon realizes that Dennis may not seem like everything he says he is. His answers about his background, hobbies, and even the location of his newly purchased home are consistently vague. When Andrea presses him to demonstrate his golf skills, a sport which he claims to have played a Yale, he fakes an unlikely back injury.

Feeling like she's been tricked, Andrea and her friend, played by Margaret Cho, trick Dennis into drinking more than he can handle to try and get the truth. Unfortunately, he falls unconscious, leaving the two potentially with more problems than they started with.

To find out what happens next, viewers will just have to wait until "Good on Paper" makes its way to Netflix in June 2020.