The Paperboy

The Paperboy

DVD - 2012
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It takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.
Publisher: [United States] : Millennium, [2012]
ISBN: 9781616661601
Branch Call Number: DVD PAPERBOY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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caisterdavid
Aug 06, 2018

I seriously hope they take out copy 31383099840389 from circulation because it's scratched up bad and you can't watch most of the movie. I've told them about it...but that doesn't mean they deal with it sometimes. Good luck getting a copy that is viewable.

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mr_chocolate
Jul 08, 2018

This is a glimpse of some of the dark side found in all of us, as we watch while some characters go through more of a learning curve than others.
Credit to director Lee Daniels (Precious: 2009; Lee Daniels' The Butler: 2013; Star & Empire tv episodes), for trying to show real people and for the fine acting performances by Zac Efron (2017's Baywatch & The Greatest Showman), Mathew McConaughey (2016's Free State of Jones & Gold), John Cusack (Singularity: 2017; Distorted: 2018), Nicole Kidman (The Killing of a Sacred Deer: 2017 & Big Little Lies: tv), Macy Grey (2016's Papa & Cardboard Boxer).
Perhaps too weird and harsh for some, but did learn how to help someone with jellyfish sting burns, if your swimming in Florida waters!
The Bonus features have interviews with the director and supporting cast.

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matcat44
Jun 02, 2018

Not for me.

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greatflicks
May 10, 2018

Hot dam a good movie with some sexual action. The director displayed the low life of southern Florida. But not for the week and timid. Some will find it distasteful but we said when the movie ended, "now there was a strange movie".

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firefly5
Apr 05, 2018

Returned without watching.

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lavasushi
Dec 16, 2017

Skuzzy, perplexing, violent under belly of life.
This is the only thing I’ve seen Zac Efron in. Very handsome. Great in this role. Macy Gray was superb.
Terrible tragic choices that I couldn’t understand. Why did Zac like Nicole so much? I guess that’s the mystery of love. Nicole seemed stupid, trashy in the first half and a thinker in part of the 2nd half.
Difficult to watch at times, but good film.

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Lucas747
Apr 22, 2017

A very interesting movie that I picked simply because of the characters/actors depicted on the cover. Zac played really well and real easy to look at.

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Byond
Feb 22, 2016

In the yin and yang of life one might find themselves standing on a particular side of an issue. I like the Van Morison song about the philosopher's stone: somehow getting the gold out of ordinary life with all its suffering. But 'Precious' director, in the DVD extras, reveals his fondness for giving voice to those not often heard from. Perhaps future work from him will bring him closer to realizing the humanity of these under represented types. Else, the appeal will be somewhat narrow, though there will always be some audience for the morbid.

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Sapster
Jan 01, 2016

No spoilers here. This film is not for children, or people who can't decipher sub-text or can't watch the darker side of life. Man, this film is twisted every which way, and worth the weird ride. Zac Efron surprises with a depth that's unsuspected. Other talented, well-known actors, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey, and a lovely bit by Macy Gray, in deeply disturbing roles. Well, it's not a pretty film, but dang, it's a good one.

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forgeman
Dec 14, 2015

very deep movie in which you must pay attention at all times. I came away feeling kind of empty, that's not to say I did not enjoy it, I just had a few questions unanswered. I thought it was well acted by everyone though, who would have thought an Australian woman could do such a great job as a sleazy southern gal.

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