THE PAPERBOY

Sordid Thriller

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Release Date: October 05, 2012

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole
Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron

Genre: Thriller

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Rating: R

Runtime: 107 minutes

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

Director: Lee Daniels

Executive Producer: Michael Benaroya

Producer: Ed Cathell III, Cassian Elwes,
Hilary Shor

Writer: Lee Daniels, Peter Dexter

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Content:

(AbAb, AAA, DD, HH, HoHo, LLL, NN, SSS, VV, MM) Humanist worldview, mentions of telepathic powers; 65 F words, 33 obscenities, 10 profanities including GD, women pees on man’s face; implied man is raped by other man and ends up bloody; implied that a man kills the women he is in a relationship with, man kills the men who defend him, man’s throat is slit; women in sadomasochistic relationship, sex, implied homosexual sex, female touches herself in front of men, man touches himself in front of others; upper female nudity, women’s crotch is the center of the whole screen but underwear on; drinking and drunkenness; smoking, smoking marijuana; lying, deceit, dysfunctional family portrayal, racism.


Summary:

THE PAPERBOY is a chilling thriller set in 1960s South Florida about reporter trying to get an accused murderer acquitted, even though everyone believes he’s guilty. PAPERBOY has a humanist worldview where killers kill as part of their nature and mankind follows the sins of the world with no hope or redemption. Movieguide® advises extreme caution for THE PAPERBOY.


Review:

THE PAPERBOY is a chilling thriller set in 1960s South Florida about reporter trying to get an accused murderer acquitted, even though everyone believes he’s guilty.



Matthew McConaughey plays Ward Jensen, an investigative reporter given the task of defending a convicted felon, Hillary, from murdering the corrupt local sheriff. With the help of his partner, Yardley, and younger brother, Jack, Ward’s able to uncover things in which he never wished to. He turns towards Charlotte, a sultry death-row groupie who’s developed a relationship with Hillary, as she tends to do with the prisoners. Sending salacious letters to each prisoner, she is seen as a “sexual Barbie.”



With the others tagging along, Ward goes to the prison to get information from Hillary, but the short length of Charlotte’s dress distracts him. Time and time again this happens, but it’s Brother Jack who develops a crush on Charlotte. Sordid truths come out about each character during the movie. Multiple times Ward tries to gain information about Hillary. Eventually, he’s put in huge jeopardy as he goes into the bayous of Louisiana.



Discovering the underline truth about each character is a key point to the film. These truths are more and more pronounced throughout the movie and lead to destruction. Morbidly, two of the major characters end up dead after they believe in someone and something that was harmful.



PAPERBOY has a humanist worldview where killers kill as part of their nature and mankind follows the sins of the world with no hope or redemption. Graphic scenes are shown of sadomasochistic sexual relations and crude scenes of characters touching themselves. Movieguide® advises extreme caution for THE PAPERBOY.


In Brief:

THE PAPERBOY is a chilling thriller set in 1960s South Florida about reporter trying to get an accused murderer acquitted, even though everyone believes he’s guilty. Matthew McConaughey plays Ward Jensen, an investigative reporter given the task of defending a convicted felon, Hillary, from murdering the corrupt local sheriff. With the help of his partner, Yardley, and younger brother, Jack, Ward’s able to uncover things in which he never wished to. He turns towards Charlotte, a sultry death-row groupie who’s developed a relationship with Hillary.
Discovering the underline truth about each character is a key point to the film. These truths are more and more pronounced throughout the movie and lead to destruction. PAPERBOY has a humanist worldview where killers kill as part of their nature and mankind follows the sins of the world with no hope or redemption. Graphic scenes are shown of sadomasochistic sexual relations and crude scenes of characters touching themselves. Movieguide® advises extreme caution for THE PAPERBOY.