A movie released in 1994 starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid and Robert Duvall. Directed by Ron Howard.

The movie gives a (Hollywoodized) look at what a newsroom goes through in a 24-hour period. There's a murder, there are suspects, but the suspects might not be the guilty party. The reporters at the struggling paper must get the story, and Henry Hackett (Michael Keaton) goes to every length to try to grasp the true story before the false one makes the front page.

A well done flick with an involving plot. I enjoy this movie because of this and because, while it may not resemble the excitement I experience in my newsroom every day, it gives an idea of the character-types you see floating around at most newspapers. You get the bitchy superior with a dearth of ethics, the edgy reporter with a few screws loose, the neurotic reporter complaining about you-name-it, and more.

Watching The Paper reminds me of work, only with a little more comedy and a little less of me secretly spending time on the Internet.