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The Paperboy (film)

A 2012 film directed by Lee Daniels

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Repulsive movie

  • Oct 5, 2013
Rating:
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In a small Florida town, a sleezy woman (Nicole Kidman) asks a reporter (Matthew McConaughey) and his young brother (Zac Efron) to help free her boyfriend from prison. Their quest leads them to the swamps where they find life means very little.

This was the most disgusting movie I have seen in a long time. The characters were all low-life scum, the story was ugly and overly-violent, and the dialogue was nonstop profanity. I can't imagine what the stars were thinking when they signed on for this film; surely none of them is bragging about it now.

It could be argued that the movie is a success because it seems quite real, but its view of life as utter garbage isn't entertaining to me.

Repulsive movie

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October 06, 2013
I have yet to see this one. I guess I can agree that some movies aren't made to entertain but to express a harsh reality. This is from the same director of THE BUTLER too.... seen MUD?
October 06, 2013
No, I haven't seen Mud. How is it?
October 06, 2013
I liked MUD quite a bit. I think you'll enjoy it...good balance of harsh reality and hopeful themes.
October 12, 2013
Woopak, thank you for recommending Mud. Your description is perfect. I just saw it and WOW. It's not the kind of movie I generally watch, but it was excellent. It had parts that reminded me of "Stand By Me," Kevin Costner's "A Perfect World," and, of course, "Tom Sawyer." And what a cast!
 
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review by . October 06, 2012
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Star Rating:         Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy has the pulpy grit of a lurid Southern gothic crime thriller, but it lacks a plot significant enough to completely hold our interest. We’re initially led to believe that the plot is complex, given the film’s convoluted structure and incidental story strands that branch off and intertwine. But when it’s over and you examine it from a distance, you quickly realize that it’s essentially about …
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