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Genre Drama
Running Time 107 min
MPAA rating R
Release Date Oct 5, 2012
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The Paperboy

In 1969 Florida, reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) returns to his hometown to write a story about death-row inmate Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack), who was convicted of murdering a racist lawman. Ward hires his younger brother, Jack (Zac Efron), as a driver and, together with his partner, Yardley (David Oyelowo), gets to work. Though the possibility exists that Van Wetter is innocent, Ward and Yardley unwisely trust a vixen (Nicole Kidman) who will do anything to set the convict free.

Starring
Matthew McConaughey Ward Jansen
Zac Efron Jack Jansen
David Oyelowo Yardley Acheman
Macy Gray Anita Chester
John Cusack Hillary Van Wetter
Nicole Kidman Charlotte Bless
Scott Glenn W.W. James
Ned Bellamy Tyree Van Wetter
Nealla Gordon Ellen Guthrie
Adam Sibley Eugene Van Wetter

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Oct. 25, 2012 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Charles Ealy

“The Paperboy” has made critics’ heads spin. Some call it a hot mess. Others call it wildly over-the-top. Others think it’s a disaster. But organizers of this year’s Cannes Film Festival thought enough of it to select it for the Palme d’Or competition.

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