The Paperboy

release date:October 19, 2012 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
Tuesday July 9, 2013 (dvd)
genre:Thriller
running time:107 min.
director:Lee Daniels
studio:D Films
producer(s):Lee Daniels, Hilary Shor, Ed Cathell III, Cassian Elwes
screenplay:Pete Dexter
cast:Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, John Cusack, David Oyelowo, Scott Glenn, Ned Bellamy
Current Tribute rating: Current rating: 3.31    Rate Movie     User Reviews

The Paperboy Movie Synopsis

Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey), a reporter for The Miami Times hires his brother Jack (Zac Efron), a recent college dropout, to drive him and his writing partner, Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) as they investigate a case in a small Florida town.

Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman), a strange, beautiful woman who writes to prisoners on death row and falls in love with them, has convinced Ward and Yardley that Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) was wrongly convicted of killing a sheriff who stomped Wetter's handcuffed cousin to death. As the investigation unravels, it becomes clear to the brothers that there's more to the story than they first believed, and they soon realize they're on a journey filled with betrayal. Based on the novel by Pete Dexter.

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  Well. This movie is %#^@'d Watch it, you'll find out

  a complete waste of time...this movie was soo bad, it became comical

  one of the worst movies ever made - Zac Effron was the only person in this movie who tried to act...the rest of the cast was awful, especially Cusack. Horrible direction and writing as well..a complete mess!