The Paperboy

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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Tomatometer 45% Audience Score 33%

In theatres:
  • October 19, 2012 - October 19, 2012 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
  • October 19, 2012 - October 19, 2012 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
  • October 19, 2012 - October 19, 2012 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
On DVD: July 9, 2013
Running time: 1h 47m
Genre: Drama, Thriller

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.

Director: Lee Daniels
Studio: D Films
Producer(s): Cassian Elwes, Ed Cathell III, Hilary Shor, Lee Daniels
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, John Cusack, David Oyelowo, Scott Glenn, Ned Bellamy
Writer(s): Pete Dexter
Official Site: www.thepaperboy-movie.com

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