The Paperboy Image
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

Summary: It all begins in the steamy rural backwater of Moat County, Florida, where things have been done the same way for decades, yet change is bubbling beneath the surface. Boyish Jack Jansen, son of the local newspaper publisher, has just returned home after being kicked out of college, only to take the lowly job of paperboy. But that too changes when his idolized journalist brother Ward comes to town from Miami on the trail of a story that could make his career. Bringing in tow his hotshot writing partner Yardley and the alluring death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, Ward plans to prove that an innocent man has been railroaded on his way to the electric chair. With Jack as their driver, the quartet arranges to meet Hillary Van Wetter, the seedy alligator hunter hastily convicted of killing the local sheriff, at the prison. But what erupts between them all is a tangled web of sexual tension, mixed motives and shadowy facts that will set off not only a search for the truth but a chain reaction of passion and violence. Observing it all is Jack’s only real confidante -- the disregarded family maid Anita – who watches in dismay as his innocence is turned inside out. (Millennium Entertainment)
Runtime: 107 min
Rating: Rated R for strong sexual content, violence and language
Official Site: http://paperboy-movie.com/
Production: Lee Daniels Entertainment
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 22, 2013
Director Credit
Lee Daniels Director
Writer Credit
Lee Daniels Writer
Peter Dexter Writer
Principal Cast Credit
John Cusack Hillary Van Wetter
Matthew McConaughey Ward Jansen
Nicole Kidman Charlotte Bless
Zac Efron Jack Jansen
Cast Credit
Ava Bogle Renee
Beau Brasso Thug
Camille Balsamo Pam
Chip Carriere Coach Northcutt
Danny Hanemann Sheriff Thurmond Call
David Oyelowo Yardley Acheman
Edrick Browne Hustler #1
Jay Oliver Mr. Guthrie/Wedding Guest
Jeanine Hill Honeymoon Girl
John P. Fertitta Sam Ellison
Katarzyna Wolejnio Jennifer
Kevin Waterman Victim
Macy Gray Anita/Narrator
Nealla Gordon Ellen Guthrie
Ned Bellamy Tyree Van Wetter
Nikolette Noel Nancy
Peter Murnik Death Row Guard
Scott Glenn W.W. Jansen
Producer Credit
Asger Hussain Co-Producer
Cassian Elwes Producer
Ed Cathell III Producer
Hilary Shor Producer
Lee Daniels Producer
Michael Benaroya Executive Producer
Simone Sheffield Co-Producer
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